Hythe by-election, 1912
The Hythe by-election was a Parliamentary by-election. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.
Sassoon was returned unopposed at the previous election. The previous election to that was contested and the result was as follows;
|Conservative||Sir Edward Albert Sassoon||3,746||65.7|
|Liberal||W Clarke Hall||1,954||34.3|
Sassoon held his seat, however compared with the January 1910 election result, his Unionist majority dropped slightly;
|Unionist||Sir Philip Albert Gustave David Sassoon||3,722||65.0||-0.7|
A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidate had been adopted to contest that election;
- Unionist: Sir Philip Albert Gustave David Sassoon
- Liberal: William Deedes
Due to the outbreak of war, the election didn't take place until 1918;
|Labour||Robert William Forsyth||3,427|
- Sassoon was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government.