was a Taunton by-election Parliamentary by-election. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.
Vacancy [ edit ]
William Peel had been Unionist MP for Taunton since 1909. He inherited his father's viscountcy in 1912, and moved to the House of Lords.
Previous result [ edit ]
Aftermath [ edit ]
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.
In 1918, Wills switched to contest the neighbouring seat of Weston super mare.
Boles was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government.
References [ edit ]
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