Aberdare by-election, 1954

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The Aberdare by-election, 1954 was a parliamentary by-election held on 28 October 1954 for the British House of Commons constituency of Aberdare in Wales. The seat had become vacant when the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) David Thomas had died on 20 June 1954. Thomas had held the seat since a 1946 by-election. The Labour candidate, Arthur Probert held the seat for the party. He remained the constituency's MP until his retirement at the February 1974 general election.


Aberdare by-election, 1954[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Probert 24,658 69.48 −9.07
Plaid Cymru Gwynfor Evans 5,671 15.98 N/A
Conservative Michael Hilary Arthur Roberts 5,158 14.53 −0.85
Majority 18,987 53.5 −9.67
Turnout 35,487
Labour hold Swing


  1. ^ "1954 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2015-08-14.