1911 Arfon by-election

The 1911 Arfon by-election was a parliamentary by-election held on 11 February 1911 for the Arfon division in Caernarvonshire in North Wales, a constituency of the British House of Commons. It was the first by-election to be held after the December 1910 general election.

The by-election was held because the sitting Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) William Jones had been appointed as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in H. H. Asquith's Liberal government, and until the 1920s MPs appointed to positions in government had to seek re-election. Jones had held the seat since the 1895 general election, and at the by-election he was re-elected unopposed.[1]

Jones died in 1915, triggering another by-election

1911 Arfon by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Jones Unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold


  1. ^ "Carnavonshire (Arfon)". Dublin Daily Express. 13 February 1911 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1974). British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 (1 ed.). London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press Ltd. ISBN 9780333169032. Page 469