Bournemouth West by-election, 1954

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The Bournemouth West by-election was held on 18 February 1954. It was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil. It was won by the Conservative candidate, John Eden.[1] When Eden was elected he was the youngest member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, known as Baby of the House.

By Election 18 February 1954: Bournemouth West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Eden 20,695 69.68 +4.19
Labour H Brinton 9,006 30.32 -4.19
Majority 11,689 39.36 +8.38
Turnout 29,701
Conservative hold Swing


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  2. ^ "1954 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2015-08-14.