Acton by-election, 1968

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The Acton by-election of 28 March 1968 was held after the death of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Bernard Floud on 10 October 1967. The seat, previously Labour,[1] was gained by the Conservatives in a defeat for Harold Wilson's government. It was one of the three Conservative gains from Labour on the same day, the others being at Meriden and Dudley. The by-election also marked the first electoral appearance of the National Front, who finished fourth.


Acton by-election, 1968[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 12,242 48.67 +6.36
Labour Walter Johnson 8,522 33.88 -23.81
Liberal Frank Davis 2,868 11.40 N/A
National Front Andrew Fountaine 1,400 5.57 N/A
Independent Harold Fox 75 0.30 N/A
Independent William Gold 44 0.17 N/A
Majority 3,720 14.79
Turnout 25,151 59.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


  1. ^ Result at previous general election
  2. ^ "1968 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-21.