Stratford by-election, 1963

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The Stratford by-election, 1963 was a by-election held on 15 August 1963 for the British House of Commons constituency of Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of the constituency's Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) John Profumo on 6 June 1963.

The result was a Conservative Party hold, with Angus Maude winning a massively-reduced majority of almost 3,470 votes.

The by-election is notable as the first of many to be contested by David Sutch, later known as "Screaming Lord Sutch".

Votes[edit]

Stratford by-election, 15 August 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angus Maude 15,846 43.61 −24.9
Labour Andrew Faulds 12,376 34.06 +2.57
Liberal Derick Mirfin 7,622 20.98 N/A
Independent M. S. Blair 281 0.77 N/A
Teenage Party David Sutch 209 0.58 N/A
Majority 3,470 9.55 −27.47
Turnout 36,334
Conservative hold Swing

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