1908 Kincardineshire by-election

The 1908 Kincardineshire by-election was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Kincardineshire on 25 April 1908. The seat had become vacant when the sitting Liberal Member of Parliament John Crombie died on 22 March 1908.[1]

1908 Kincardineshire by-election

← 1906 25 April 1908 Jan. 1910 →
  Arthur Murray crop.jpg Sydney James Gammell.jpg
Candidate Murray Gammell
Party Liberal Conservative
Popular vote 3,661 1,963
Percentage 65.1 34.9

MP before election

John William Crombie
Liberal

Subsequent MP

Arthur Cecil Murray
Liberal

The election saw the picketing of polling stations by suffragettes protesting at the Liberal government's unwillingness to bring in votes for women.[2]

The Liberal candidate, Arthur Cecil Murray won the seat in a straight fight with his Conservative opponent S J Gammell.[3]

ResultEdit

 
Murray
Kincardineshire by-election, 1908[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Cecil Murray 3,661 65.1 −6.7
Conservative Sydney Gammell 1,963 34.9 +6.7
Majority 1,698 30.2 −13.4
Turnout 5,624 79.0 +2.6
Registered electors 7,119
Liberal hold Swing −6.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Times, 23 March 1908
  2. ^ The Times, 27 April 1908
  3. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100
  4. ^ The Times House of Commons 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100