1938 Dartford by-election

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The Dartford by-election of 1938 was held on 7 November 1938. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Frank Edward Clarke. It was won by the Labour candidate Jennie Adamson.[1] Adamson afterwards stated that she won, because the voters "were ashamed of Mr. Chamberlain's betrayal of Czechoslovakia and of democracy."[2]

Dartford by-election, 1938 [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennie Adamson 46,514
Conservative Godfrey Mitchell 42,276
Majority 4,238
Turnout 68.00
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ a b "LABOUR GAINS". Sydney Morning Herald. 9 November 1938. p. 17. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 383. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.