Belfast West by-election, 1943

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The Belfast West by-election 1943, was a by-election held on 9 February 1943 for the British House of Commons constituency of Belfast West, in Northern Ireland. The seat had become vacant when the sitting Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) Alexander Browne had died in December 1942.[1]

The winner was Northern Ireland Labour Party candidate Jack Beattie, a shock result in what had previously been a Unionist safe seat.

Results[edit]

Belfast West by-election, 9 February 1943[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour (NI) Jack Beattie 19,936 46.2 N/A
UUP Knox Cunningham 14,426 33.4 - 29.2
Ind. Unionist Association William McConnell Wilton 7,551 17.5 N/A
Independent Republican Hugh Corvin 1,250 2.9 - 34.5
Majority 5,510 12.8 - 12.4
Turnout 54.8 - 13.2
Labour (NI) gain from UUP Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 564. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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