Brierley Hill by-election, 1967
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The seat was marginal, having been won by Labour during United Kingdom general election, 1950 by 4,637 votes, and the Conservatives in the preceding United Kingdom general election, 1966 by only 1,567.
- Fergus Montgomery for the Conservatives, was a teacher and councillor in Hebburn prior to becoming Member of Parliament for Newcastle East
- Derek Forwood was the Labour candidate. He told the Guardian newspaper in 2005 an anecdote from the Brierley Hill by-election at which then foreign secretary George Brown was subject to heckling at a hustings event
- Liberal candidate Michael Steed was lecturer in Government at Manchester University at the time of the election. His election addresses included calls to join the EEC and end the VietNam war
- Writer John Creasey nominated himself as candidate for the All Party Alliance he had created.
Result of the previous general election
|Conservative||John Ellis Talbot||34,026||51.18|
|Labour||K C Rogers||32,459||48.82|
Result of the by-election
|All Party Alliance||John Creasey||1,305||2.24||N/A|
- Full results Archived February 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Labour Conference Guardian letters page 2005
- Liberal candidate Michael Steed Archived October 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Byelections.co.uk
- "1967 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
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