1957 Hornsey by-election

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The Hornsey by-election of 30 May 1957 was held after the death of Conservative Party MP David Gammans.

The seat was safe, having been won at the 1955 United Kingdom general election by over 12,500 votes[1]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General election 1955: Hornsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 33,294 60.20
Labour Frederick Evelyn Mostyn 20,568 37.19
Communist George John Jones 1,442 2.61
Majority 12,726 23.01 -
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1957: Hornsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Muriel Gammans 24,169 53.46 -6.74
Labour Frederick Evelyn Mostyn 21,038 46.54 +9.35
Majority 3,131 6.92 -16.09
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1957 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.