West Waterford by-election, 1890

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The West Waterford by-election, 1890 was a parliamentary by-election held for the United Kingdom House of Commons constituency of West Waterford on 24 February 1890. The vacancy arose because of the death of the sitting member, Douglas Pyne of the Irish Parliamentary Party. Pyne had disappeared off a boat in November 1888, and was presumed drowned.[1]

Only one candidate was nominated, Alfred Webb of the Irish Parliamentary Party, who was therefore elected unopposed.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ 'Supposed Drowning of an Irish Member of Parliament', The Times 15 November 1888
  2. ^ The Times 24 February 1890
  3. ^ The New House of Commons, July 1892: With Biographical Notices of its Members (Macmillan, 1892) page 258
  4. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 192 (216 in web page)