Great Grimsby by-election, 1977

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There was a by-election for the Great Grimsby on 28 April 1977.

It was caused by the death of Anthony Crosland, and was retained for Labour by Austin Mitchell.

It took place on the same day as the dramatic Labour defeat in Ashfield.

Great Grimsby by-election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austin Mitchell 21,890 46.9
Conservative Robert Blair 21,370 45.8
Liberal Andrew de Freitas 3,128 6.7
Socialist Workers Michael Stanton 215 0.5
Sunshine Party Peter Bishop 64 0.1
Malcolm Muggeridge Fan Club Max Nottingham 30 0.0
Majority 520 1.1 {{{change}}}
Turnout 46,989 {{{change}}}

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