1937 Tonbridge by-election
The Tonbridge by-election of 1937 was held on 23 March 1937. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Herbert Spender-Clay. It was won by the Conservative candidate Adrian Baillie.
The Liberal challenger was 59 year-old Borlase Matthews. He was Liberal candidate at Henley for the 1931 General Election, the Henley by-election, 1932 and at Ashford for the 1935 General Election. He was an engineer but left engineering to take up farming. He was a Member of the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society. He was a Member of the Electricity Commissioners Rural Electrification Conference. He was Chairman of the Rural Reconstruction Association. He was also an author of several books and papers on farming.
- Who's who in Engineering, 1921
- The Times House of Commons, 1935
- The Times House of Commons, 1931
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
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