1939 Stretford by-election

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The Stretford by-election of 1939 was held on 8 December 1939. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Anthony Crossley. It was won by the Conservative candidate Ralph Etherton.[1]

By-election 1939: Lancashire South East, Stretford Division[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ralph Etherton 23,408 79.8 +15.4
Ind. Labour Party Robert Edwards 4,424 15.1 N/A
Communist Eric Gower 1,514 5.1 N/A
Majority 18,984 64.7 +36.0
Conservative hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ Unionist Victory at Stretford The Times, 11 December 1939, p. 5