Bristol East by-election, 1931
The Bristol East by-election of 1931 was held on 16 January 1931. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, Walter John Baker. It was won by the Labour candidate Stafford Cripps.
|General Election 1929: Bristol East|
|Labour||Walter John Baker||24,197||65.8||+7.6|
The Liberal Party ran 56 year-old Edward Baker. Baker owned an engineering business in East London. He had previously contested Manchester Platting for the Liberal Party at the 1924 General Election and Howdenshire for the Liberal Party at the 1929 General Election.
|Bristol East by-election January 1931|
|Labour||Sir Richard Stafford Cripps||19,261||61.7|
|Conservative||Peter John Feilding Chapman-Walker||7,937||25.4|
Following the formation of the National Government, the Liberals in Bristol East chose not to run a candidate at the 1931 General Election. Baker was chosen again to contest Howdenshire but withdrew to support the incumbent National Government candidate. He fought Howdenshire again in 1935 without success.
- The Liberal Year Book, 1928
- The Times House of Commons, 1929
- Cooke, Colin (1957) The Life of Richard Stafford Cripps, p.119
- The Times House of Commons, 1935
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