October 1918 Prestwich by-election

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The Prestwich by-election, 1918 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Prestwich on 24 October 1918. The seat had become vacant upon the death in action near Merville of the sitting Liberal MP, the Hon. Captain Oswald Cawley.[1]

The Liberal candidate, Austin Hopkinson, was returned unopposed in support of the Coalition government of prime minister David Lloyd George.[2]

Prestwich by-election, October 1918: Prestwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Liberal Austin Hopkinson Unopposed N/A N/A
Coalition Liberal hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ The Times, 22 October 1918
  2. ^ The Times, 29 October 1918 & Who was Who, OUP 2007

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