1908 West Down by-election

The West Down by-election of 1908 was held on 20 March 1908. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Irish Unionist MP, Arthur Hill. It was won by the Irish Unionist candidate William MacCaw.[1]

1908 West Down by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist William MacCaw 4,051 59.5 N/A
Independent Unionist Andrew Beattie 2,760 40.5 N/A
Majority 1,291 19.0 N/A
Turnout 6,811 82.7 N/A
Registered electors 8,233
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A


  1. "Leigh Rayment - Commons". leighrayment.com.
  2. Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
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