Greenock by-election, 1936
The seat had become vacant on 13 October 1936 when the Secretary of State for Scotland, Sir Godfrey Collins had died at the age of 61. A National Liberal Member of Parliament (MP), he had held the seat since the January 1910 general election.
The National Liberal candidate was V. E. Cornelius, who had not previously contested a parliamentary election.
On a high turnout, the result was a victory for Gibson, who won the seat with a swing of nearly 8%. He held the seat until his resignation in 1941.
|Greenock by-election, 26 November 1936|
|Liberal National||V. E. Cornelius||17,990||46.6||−6.1|
|Labour gain from Liberal National||Swing||7.85|
|General Election, November 1935: Greenock|
|Liberal National||Sir Godfrey Collins||20,299||52.7||+1.6|
|SNP||J. L. Kinloch||1,286||3.3||N/A|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−5.9|
- Greenock (UK Parliament constituency)
- Greenock by-election, 1941
- Greenock by-election, 1955
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1931–1950)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]