Brixton by-election, 1927

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Brixton in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1950.

The Brixton by-election was held on the 27 June 1927 following the elevation to the peerage of Davison Alexander Dalziel, he became Lord Dalziel of Wooler.[1] The Conservative Party retained the seat with a reduced majority of 4,326.[2]


  • Nigel Colman was the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate was a business man, a breeder and exhibitor of light horses and represented Brixton on the London County Council.
  • Frederick Joseph Laverack was the Liberal Party candidate was a form non-conformist lay preacher, he had represented Brixton between 1923 and 1925.
  • James Adams was the Labour Party candidate, he was a member of the Shop Assistants' Union


Brixton by-election, 1927
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Claudian Dalziel Colman 10,358 48.1 -8.5
Labour James Adams 6,032 28.0 +2.1
Liberal Frederick Joseph Laverack 5,134 23.9 +6.4
Majority 4,326 20.1
Turnout 39,953 53.9
Conservative hold Swing -5.3


  1. ^ "Brixton By-election" (News). The Times (London). Monday, 13 June 1927. (44606), col A, p. 11.
  2. ^ "Brixton Election Result" (News). The Times (London). Tuesday, 28 June 1927. (44619), col C, p. 16.

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