1920 Edinburgh North by-election

The 1920 Edinburgh North by-election was held on 9 April 1920. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Coalition Conservative MP, James Avon Clyde after he was appointed to the bench as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session.[1] It was won by the Coalition Conservative candidate Patrick Ford[2]

1920 Edinburgh North by-election

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  Patrick Ford.jpg Walter Runciman crop.jpg
Candidate Ford Runciman Pole
Party Unionist Liberal Labour
Popular vote 9,944 8,469 3,808
Percentage 44.8 38.1 17.1

MP before election

Clyde
Unionist

Subsequent MP

Ford
Unionist

Edinburgh North by-election, 1920[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist Patrick Ford 9,944 44.8 -18.2
Liberal Walter Runciman 8,469 38.1 +1.1
Labour David Pole 3,808 17.1 New
Majority 1,475 6.7 -19.3
Turnout 22,221
Unionist hold Swing -9.7
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 13588". The Edinburgh Gazette. 20 April 1920. p. 1119.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.