Norwich by-election, 1917

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The Norwich by-election of 1917 was held on 26 August 1917. The by-election was held due to the incumbent Labour MP, George Roberts, becoming Minister of Labour.

The Norwich Labour Party and Trades Council repudiated Roberts because he accepted office in the Coalition Government. However, the National Executive of the Labour Party endorsed him, so he stood as an official Labour Party candidate. Due to the wartime electoral truce between the main parties, Roberts was returned unopposed.[1]

Results[edit]

Norwich by-election, 1917 (1 seat)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roberts Unopposed
Labour hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885–1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 160. ISBN 9781349022984.