Wansbeck by-election, 1929
The local Liberal association had selected 39 year-old Harry Anson Briggs as their prospective candidate in 1928. Briggs had stood for the Liberals in the 1923 General Election at Sheffield Attercliffe and in the 1924 General Election at Buckrose. He was educated at Sheffield Secondary School and Sheffield University. He saw active service from 1914-18 in France and Belgium.
The result was a victory for the Conservative candidate George Warne, who held the seat with a greatly increased majority.
|Conservative||Ian M Moffat-Pender||9,612||27.3||−19.8|
|Liberal||Harry Anson Briggs||5,183||14.7||N/A|
Warne was re-elected at the general election in May 1929.
- The Liberal Year Book, 1926
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]