1972 Merthyr Tydfil by-election

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The Merthyr Tydfil by-election of 13 April 1972 was held after the death of S. O. Davies on 25 February the same year. The Labour Party won the by-election in what had traditionally been a safe seat, although Davies had been elected in the 1970 general election as an Independent after he had been deselected due to his age.

Results[edit]

Merthyr Tydfil, 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Rowlands 15,562 48.58 +19.89
Plaid Cymru Emrys Roberts 11,852 37.0 +27.44
Conservative Christopher Barr 2,336 7.29 -2.56
Communist Arthur Lewis Jones 1,519 4.74 N/A
Liberal Angus Donaldson 765 2.39 N/A
Majority 3,710 11.58
Turnout 32,034
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2015.