1947 Jarrow by-election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Jarrow by-election of 1947 was held on 7 May 1947. The byelection was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, Ellen Wilkinson. It was won by the Labour candidate Ernest Fernyhough.[1][2]

Jarrow by-election, 1947[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Fernyhough 20,694 59.3 -6.7
Conservative William Scott 13,078 37.5 N/A
Independent Labour W. Moody 1,114 3.2 N/A
Majority 7,616 21.8 -10.3
Turnout 34,886
Labour hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ "1947 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  3. ^ The Liberal Magazine, vols.55-56, p.269