North Ayrshire by-election, 1916

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The North Ayrshire by-election of 1916 was held on 11 October 1916. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Duncan Campbell, who died from wounds sustained in the First World War. It was won by the Conservative candidate Aylmer Hunter-Weston.[1]

North Ayrshire by-election, 1916[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 7,149 84.6 +35.8
Peace by Negotiation Humphrey Chalmers* 1,300 15.4 N/A
Majority 5,849 69.2 N/A
Turnout 8,449 48.6 -36.7
Registered electors 17,385
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing N/A

*Chalmers was supported by the Union of Democratic Control and contested the 1918 General Election as a Labour Party candidate.


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Commons". 
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916