Epsom and Ewell by-election, 1978

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The Epsom and Ewell by-election of 27 April 1978 was held after Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Rawlinson was made a Life peer. The Conservatives held on to the seat in the by-election.[1] Amongst the candidates for the by-election was pop music impresario Jonathan King, who stood as a Royalist candidate.[2]


Epsom and Ewell, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Archibald Hamilton 28,242 63.61 +9.55
Labour Anthony Mooney 7,314 16.47 -2.84
Liberal Michael Anderson 5,673 12.78 -13.85
Royalist Jonathan King 2,350 5.29 N/A
National Front James Sawyer 823 1.85 N/A
Turnout 44,402
Conservative hold Swing