1918 General Election

Westhoughton

Labour hold / William Tyson Wilson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilson, William Tyson11,84963.9%+10.7%
 Independent LiberalTonge, James6,69736.1%N/A
Majority5,15227.8%+21.4%
Turnout18,54661.6%-24.7%
Swing-12.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourDavies, Rhys John14,87657.8%-6.1%
 Liberal with Coalition CouponTonge, James10,86742.2%N/A
Majority4,00915.6%-12.2%
Turnout25,74384.7%23.1%
Swing-24.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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