1907 Hexham by-election

The Hexham by-election of 1907 was held on 27 March 1907. The by-election was held due to the succession to the barony of Allendale of the incumbent Liberal MP, Wentworth Beaumont. It was won by the Liberal candidate Richard Durning Holt.[1]

1907 Hexham by-election

← 1906
  Richard Durning Holt crop.jpg Loftus Bates.jpg
Candidate Holt Bates
Party Liberal Conservative
Popular vote 5,401 4,244
Percentage 56.0 44.0

MP before election

Wentworth Beaumont
Liberal

Subsequent MP

Richard Durning Holt
Liberal

HistoryEdit

 
Beaumont
General election 1906: Hexham [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont 5,632 61.4 +10.3
Conservative Nathaniel George Clayton 3,547 38.6 −10.3
Majority 2,085 22.8 +20.6
Turnout 9,179 83.1 +3.5
Registered electors 11,049
Liberal hold Swing +10.3

ResultEdit

 
Holt
Hexham by-election, 1907[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Richard Durning Holt 5,401 56.0 −5.4
Conservative Charles Loftus Bates 4,244 44.0 +5.4
Majority 1,157 12.0 −10.8
Turnout 9,645 86.8 +3.7
Registered electors 11,116
Liberal hold Swing −5.4

AftermathEdit

General election January 1910: Hexham [2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Richard Durning Holt 5,478 55.4 −0.6
Conservative Charles Loftus Bates 4,417 44.6 +0.6
Majority 1,061 10.8 −1.2
Turnout 9,895 87.3 +4.2
Registered electors 11,335
Liberal hold Swing −0.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ a b c Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  3. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916