Acton by-election, 1968

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The Acton by-election of 28 March 1968 was held after the death of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Bernard Floud on 10 October 1967. The seat was gained by the Conservatives in a defeat for Harold Wilson's government. It was one of the three Conservative gains from Labour on the same day, the others being at Meriden and Dudley. The by-election also marked the first electoral appearance of the National Front, who finished fourth.


Acton by-election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Baker 12,242 48.67 +6.36
Labour Walter Hamlet Johnson 8,522 33.88 -23.81
Liberal Frank Davis 2,868 11.40 N/A
National Front Andrew Fountaine 1,400 5.57 N/A
Independent Harold Fox 75 0.30 N/A
Independent William Gold 44 0.17 N/A
Turnout 25,151 59.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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