1922 Pontypridd by-election

The Pontypridd by-election of 1922 was held on 25 July 1922. The by-election was held due to the appointment of the incumbent Coalition Liberal MP, Thomas Arthur Lewis, as a Junior Lord of the Treasury. It was won by the Labour candidate Thomas Isaac Mardy Jones.[1] It was the last of only eight ministerial by-elections in the UK not to be retained by the incumbent. The requirement for MPs who were appointed as ministers to seek re-election was entirely abolished by the Re-Election of Ministers Act (1919) Amendment Act 1926.[2]

1922 Pontypridd by-election

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Candidate Jones Lewis
Party Labour National Liberal
Popular vote 16,630 12,550
Percentage 57.0 43.0

MP before election

Lewis
National Liberal

Subsequent MP

Mardy Jones
Labour

1922 Pontypridd by-election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Mardy-Jones 16,630 57.0 +14.2
C Liberal Thomas Arthur Lewis 12,550 43.0 -13.1
Majority 4,080 13.2 N/A
Turnout 29,180 72.8 +4.5
Registered electors 40,071
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "House of Commons". leighrayment.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2017.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Causes of Byelections since the 'Reform Act'". United Kingdom Election Results. demon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (1 ed.). Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-019. Page 562