Oct. 27 is the date of Great Britain's General Election, but 65 candidates automatically became members of the House of Commons last week when no other candidate appeared in any of their constituencies to make them fight. Thus popped back into the House were slim, aristocratic Speaker of the House Edward Algernon Fitzroy (proud of his Royal bastard ancestry) and Stanley Baldwin, pudgy, bumbling Conservative leader. Other lucky candidates made up the following skeleton House:
Pro-MacDonald Liberals 7
Pro-Lloyd George Liberals 5
Election deposits of £150 each (forfeit if...