1920 Edinburgh South by-election

The 1920 Edinburgh South by-election was held on 9 April 1920. The by-election was held due to the incumbent Coalition Conservative MP, Charles Murray, being appointed Solicitor General for Scotland. It was retained by Murray.[1]

By-election 9 April 1920: Edinburgh South[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist Charles Murray 11,176 57.8
Liberal Daniel Holmes 8,177 42.3
Majority 2,999 15.5
Turnout 19,353
Unionist hold Swing
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ The Times, 23 April 1920. By-election followed Charles Murray's appointment as Solicitor-General for Scotland
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1922