1910 Swansea District by-election

The Swansea District by-election, 1910 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Swansea District in Glamorgan in South Wales on 28 February 1910.

VacancyEdit

The by-election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Liberal MP, Sir David Brynmor Jones, KC to be Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil.[1] Under the Parliamentary rules of the day, if he wished to remain an MP, he was required to resign and fight a by-election.

CandidatesEdit

The Swansea District Liberals re-selected Jones. At the general election of January 1910 he had been returned with the substantial majority of 6,073 votes over his Unionist opponent.[2]

The resultEdit

There being no other candidates putting themselves forward, Brynmor Jones was returned unopposed.[3]


Swansea District by-election, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Brynmor Jones Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Times, 22 February 1910 p12
  2. ^ The Times House of Commons 1910; Politico’s Publishing, 2004 p90
  3. ^ The Times, 1 March 1910 p12