Taunton by-election, 1912
|General Election December 1910: Taunton
|Conservative||William Robert Wellesley Peel||1,806||53.4|
|Liberal||John Edward Schunk||1,573||46.6|
|Unionist||Sir Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills||1,882||54.1||+0.7|
|Liberal||John Edward Schunk||1,597||45.9||-0.7|
A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the summer of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.
|General Election 1914/15:
|Unionist||Sir Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills|
In 1918, Wills switched to contest the neighbouring seat of Weston super mare.
|General Election 14 December 1918:
|Labour||Rev. George Saville Woods||4,816|
- Boles was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1974). British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 (1 ed.). London: Macmillan.
- Who's Who: www.ukwhoswho.com
- Debrett's House of Commons 1916