1918 General Election

Pontefract

Liberal hold / Joseph Compton-Rickett
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal with Coalition CouponCompton-Rickett, Joseph8,56162.9%+12.1%
 LabourBurns, Isaac5,04737.1%N/A
Majority3,51425.8%+24.2%
Turnout13,60845.6%-44.7%
Swing-12.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal with Coalition CouponForrest, Walter9,92054%-8.9%
 LabourBurns, Isaac8,44546%+8.9%
Majority1,4758%-17.8%
Turnout18,36561.5%15.9%
Swing-8.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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