Dublin University by-election, February 1917

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The Dublin University by-election of 1917 was held on 5 February 1917. The by-election was held due to the incumbent Irish Unionist MP, James Campbell, becoming Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. It was won by the Irish Unionist candidate Arthur Warren Samuels.[1] Campbell appointed Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

Dublin University by-election, February 1917[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Arthur Warren Samuels 1,841 73.06
Irish Unionist Robert Henry Woods 679 26.94
Turnout 2,520 49.2
Irish Unionist hold Swing


  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig