- Darlington by-election, 1926
The Labour Party candidate was 42-year-old Arthur Shepherd, and E. H. Pease stood for the Conservatives. Pease had not previously contested a parliamentary election, but Shepherd had contested Darlington in 1924, losing by over 2000 votes to William Pease.
On a slightly increased turnout, the result was a narrow victory for Shepherd. His share of the vote was lower than in 1924, when there had been no Liberal candidate, but the presence of a Liberal in the by-election impacted more heavily on the Conservatives than on Labour.
Darlington by-election, 17 February 1926 Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Arthur Shepherd 12,965 44.5 −1.7 Conservative E. H. Pease 12,636 43.3 −10.5 Liberal John Dickie 3,573 12.2 N/A Majority 329 1.2 N/A Turnout 29,174 87.6 +1.5 Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.4 General Election, October 1924: Darlington Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative William Pease 15,174 53.8 +11.6 Labour Arthur Shepherd 13,008 46.2 +12.6 Majority 2,166 7.6 −1.0 Turnout 28,182 86.1 −0.7 Conservative hold Swing −0.5
- Darlington constituency
- Darlington by-election, 1923
- Darlington by-election, 1983
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1918–1931)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
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