Edinburgh North by-election, 1920

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The Edinburgh North by-election of 1920 was held on 9 April 1920. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Coalition Conservative MP, James Avon Clyde after he was appointed to the bench as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session.[1] It was won by the Coalition Conservative candidate Patrick Ford[2]

Edinburgh North by-election, 1920[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Patrick Ford 9,944 44.8 -18.2
Liberal Walter Runciman 8,469 38.1 +1.1
Labour David Pole 3,808 17.1 n/a
Majority 1,475 6.7 -19.3
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing -9.7
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 13588". The Edinburgh Gazette. 20 April 1920. p. 1119. 
  2. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.