Flint Boroughs by-election, 1913

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The Flint Boroughs by-election was a Parliamentary by-election. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Vacancy[edit]

James Summers who had been Liberal MP for Flint Boroughs since January 1910, died on 1 January 1913.

Previous result[edit]

General Election December 1910 Electorate 4,060
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Woolley Summers 2,098 56.9 +1.4
Conservative Henry Richard Lloyd Howard 1,589 43.1 -1.4
Majority 509 13.8 +2.8
Turnout 90.8 -4.6
Liberal hold Swing +1.4

Candidates[edit]

The Liberals selected Thomas Parry to defend the seat. The constituency included Parry’s home town of Mold where he was a prominent lawyer.

Campaign[edit]

The Liberals had held the seat since gaining it from the Conservatives in 1847.

Result[edit]

Thomas Parry
Flint Boroughs by-election, 1913 Electorate 4,350
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Henry Parry 2,152 52.6 -4.3
Unionist J. Hamlet Roberts 1,941 47.4 +4.3
Majority 211 5.2 -8.6
Turnout 94.1 +3.3
Liberal hold Swing -4.3

Aftermath[edit]

A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the summer of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

General Election 1914/15: Flint Boroughs Electorate 4,560
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Henry Parry
Unionist

The constituency disappeared in boundary changes in 1918 so Parry transferred to the county seat of Flintshire. Parry received the coalition government coupon at the 1918 general election and was returned unopposed [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, National Unionist Association of Conservative and Liberal Unionist Organizations, Conservative Central Office, 1929, p 262
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1974). British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 (1 ed.). London: Macmillan.
  • Who's Who: www.ukwhoswho.com
  • Debrett's House of Commons 1916