1906 General Election

Dewsbury

Liberal hold / Walter Runciman
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalRunciman, Walter6,76454.8%-6%
 ConservativeCarpenter, William Boyd2,95924%-15.2%
 LabourTurner, Ben2,62921.3%N/A
Majority3,80530.8%+9.2%
Turnout12,35288.5%13.7%
Swing+4.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 28 Jan 1902 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as President of the Board of Education
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalRunciman, Walter5,59446.2%-8.6%
 ConservativeCarpenter, William Boyd4,07833.7%+9.7%
 LabourTurner, Ben2,44620.2%-1.1%
Majority1,51612.5%-18.3%
Turnout12,11886.2%-2.3%
Swing-9.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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