Southampton Itchen by-election, 1971
The Southampton Itchen by-election of 27 May 1971 was held after the Speaker of the British House of Commons and Member of Parliament (MP) Horace King retired. The seat was gained by the Labour Party (although King had initially sat as a Labour MP). The by-election was noted for the strong performance of the far right National Democratic Party, who had developed a following in the constituency.
|Southampton Itchen by-election, 1971|
|National Democratic||Edwin Bray||3,090||7.58||-14.32|
|Labour gain from Speaker||Swing|
|General Election 1970: Southampton Itchen|
|National Democratic||Edwin Bray||9,581||21.9|
|Independent||B. H. Phillips||4,794||11.0|