Twickenham by-election, 1929

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Twickenham constituency within the county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1918-45

The Twickenham by-election, 1929 was a parliamentary by-election held on 8 August 1929 for the British House of Commons constituency of Twickenham in Middlesex.

The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Sir William Joynson-Hicks, had been elevated to the peerage as Viscount Brentford. He had held the seat since its creation for the 1918 general election.

The result was a narrow victory for the Conservative candidate Sir John Ferguson, from whom the Conservative Central Office withdrew support over his advocacy of Empire free trade. Ferguson died in office three years later, triggering the 1932 Twickenham by-election.


Twickenham by-election, 8 August 1929
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir John Ferguson 14,705 47.7 −0.8
Labour T.J. Mason 14,202 46.1 +11.3
Liberal F.G. Paterson 1,920 6.2 −10.5
Majority 503 1.6 −12.1
Turnout 49.5 −20.3
Conservative hold Swing −6.6

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