- Midlothian and Peebles Northern by-election, 1929
The Midlothian and Peebles Northern by-election, 1929 was a parliamentary by-election held in Scotland on 1 January 1929 to elect a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the House of Commons constituency of Midlothian and Peebles Northern.
Four candidates were nominated.
The Labour Party nominated Andrew Clarke, who had held the seat from 1923 to 1924. The Liberal Party fielded D. E. Keir, and the nominated the industrialist John Colville, who had been the National Liberal candidate for Motherwell in 1922.
The result was a victory for the Labour Party candidate, Andrew Clarke, who took the seat with a slightly lower share of the vote than in his defeat in 1924, when there had been only two candidates.
By-election Jan 1929: Midlothian and Peebles Northern Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Andrew Clarke 7,917 42.0 +2.8 Conservative John Colville 6,965 36.9 −18.3 Liberal D.E. Keir 3,130 16.6 N/A National (Scotland) Lewis Spence 842 4.5 N/A Majority 952 5.1 Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Colville held the seat for fourteen years, holding a variety of ministerial posts, and left Parliament in 1943 to become Governor of Bombay, triggering another by-election. He was ennobled in 1948 as Baron Clydesmuir.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
- ^ a b c d Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 638. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- ^ London Gazette: . 1 February 1929. Retrieved 10 July 20100.
- ^ The Times, 31 January 1929
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