The Halifax by-election, 1928 was a parliamentary by-election held on 13 July 1928 for the British House of Commons constituency of Halifax in West Yorkshire. A by-election or bye-election (called special election in the United States) is an Election held to fill a political office that has become vacant Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords In the United Kingdom (UK, each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly Halifax is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. West Yorkshire is a Metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Member of Parliament (MP), John Henry Whitley (the Speaker of the House of Commons) had resigned his seat due to ill-health. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. John Henry Whitley (1866 &ndash 1935 often known as J H Whitley, was a respected and successful British politician whose life and career spanned a period of significant Members of Parliament sitting in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom are technically forbidden to resign. He had been elected as a Liberal Party MP at the 1900 general election, and as speaker, had been returned unopposed at the general elections in 1922, 1923 and 1924. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party The United Kingdom general election of 1900 was held from 25 September to 24 October 1900 The UK general election of 1922 was held on 15 November 1922 It was the first election held after most of the Irish counties left the United Kingdom to form the Irish The UK general election of 1923 was held on 6 December 1923 The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin, won the most seats but Labour, led by The 1924 UK general election was held on 29 October 1924 The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin performed dramatically better in electoral terms than in The last time that there had been a contested election for the seat was at the 1918 general election, when Whitley had been opposed only by a Socialist Labour Party candidate. The United Kingdom general election of 1918 was the first to be held after the Representation of the People Act 1918, which meant it was the first United Kingdom The Socialist Labour Party was a Socialist Political party in the United Kingdom.
The result of the threeway contest was a victory for the Labour candidate, Arthur Longbottom, who won with a majority of 4,951 over the Liberal Harry Barnes, who had previously been MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East. Arthur William Longbottom ( 25 May 1883 &ndash 12 September 1943) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. Harry Barnes ( 5 December 1870 – 12 October 1935) was a United Kingdom Liberal Party politician Newcastle upon Tyne East will be a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
|Halifax by-election, 1928|
|Labour||Arthur Longbottom||17,536||42. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Arthur William Longbottom ( 25 May 1883 &ndash 12 September 1943) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. 8|
|Liberal||Harry Barnes||12,585||30. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party Harry Barnes ( 5 December 1870 – 12 October 1935) was a United Kingdom Liberal Party politician 8|
|Conservative||F. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. S. Crossley||10,804||26. 4|
|Turnout||40,925||78. Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a Ballot in an Election. 7||+24. 3|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|