1957 Beckenham by-election

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The Beckenham by-election was held on 21 March 1957. It was held when the incumbent Conservative MP, Patrick Buchan-Hepburn was elevated to a hereditary peerage. It was won by the Conservative candidate Philip Goodhart. Margaret Thatcher was one of the unsuccessful candidates for the Conservative nomination.

Beckenham by-election, 1957[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Goodhart 29,621 62.94 -6.02
Labour Neville D Sandelson 17,445 37.06 +6.02
Majority 12,176 25.87 -12.06
Turnout 47,066 64.70 -11.81
Registered electors 72,786
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-08-14.