1909 Hawick Burghs by-election

The Hawick Burghs by-election of 1909 was held on 5 March 1909. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Liberal MP, Thomas Shaw. It was won by the Liberal candidate John Barran.[1]

1909 Hawick Burghs by-election

← 1906 5 March 1909 Jan. 1910 →
  John Barran crop.jpg Halford Mackinder crop.jpg
Candidate Barran Mackinder
Party Liberal Liberal Unionist
Popular vote 3,028 2,508
Percentage 54.7 45.3

MP before election

Thomas Shaw
Liberal

Subsequent MP

Sir John Barran
Liberal

Shaw

ResultEdit

 
Barran
1909 Hawick Burghs by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Barran 3,028 54.7 −1.4
Liberal Unionist Halford Mackinder 2,508 45.3 +1.4
Majority 520 9.4 −2.8
Turnout 5,536 92.8 +0.8
Registered electors 5,968
Liberal hold Swing −1.4

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