Arfon by-election, 1911

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The Arfon by-election, 1911 was a parliamentary by-election held on 11 February 1911 for the Arfon division of Caernarvonshire in North Wales, a constituency of the British House of Commons. It was the first by-election to be held after the December 1910 general election.

The by-election was held because the sitting Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) William Jones had been appointed as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in H. H. Asquith's Liberal government, and until the 1920s MPs appointed to positions in government had to seek re-election. Jones had held the seat since the 1895 general election, and at the by-election he was re-elected unopposed.[1]

Jones died in 1915, triggering another by-election

Arfon by-election, 1911[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Jones Unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold


  1. ^ "Carnavonshire (Arfon)". Dublin Daily Express. 13 February 1911 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)