Wolverhampton West by-election, 1922
The Wolverhampton West by-election, 1922 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Wolverhampton West in Wolverhampton on 7 March 1922. It was won by the Coalition Conservative candidate Sir Robert Bird.
The seat had become vacant on when the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Sir Alfred Bird had died at the age of 72 on 7 February 1922. He had held the seat since the January 1910 general election.
The Liberal Party, did not field a candidate at the last general election and decided not to do so again for the by-election. George Thorne, the Liberal MP for Wolverhampton East supported the Labour Party candidate.
On an increased turnout, the result was a victory for the Coalition Conservative candidate, Sir Robert Bird, although his majority was somewhat reduced from that won by his father in 1918. He held the seat until 1929, regained it in 1931, and stepped down at the 1945 general election.
|Coalition Conservative||Sir Robert Bird, Bt.||16,790||54.9||−1.9|
|Coalition Conservative hold||Swing||−1.9|
|Coalition Conservative||Sir Alfred Bird, Bt.||13,329||58.8||N/A|
- "Wolverhampton By-Election." Times [London, England] 2 Mar. 1922: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 7 June 2016.