1951 Woolwich East by-election

The Woolwich East by-election of 14 June 1951 was held after the death of Labour MP Ernest Bevin. The seat was safe, having been won at the 1950 United Kingdom general election by over 12,000 votes[1]

The by-election was easily won by Labour's Christopher Mayhew.

Result of the previous general election

General election 1950: Woolwich East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Bevin 26,604 61.59
Conservative J.D. Campbell 14,234 32.95
Liberal A.M. Sage 1,504 3.48
Communist Rajani Palme Dutt 601 1.39
Independent F. Hancock 252 0.58
Majority 12,370 28.64

Result of the by-election

By-election 1951: Woolwich East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Mayhew 20,801 60.73 -0.86
Conservative Richard Harvey 13,449 39.27 +6.32
Majority 7,352 21.46 -7.18
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. PoliticsResources.net
  2. "1951 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.


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