Brixton by-election, 1927

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Brixton in London for 1927

The Brixton by-election was held on the 27 June 1927 following the elevation to the peerage of Davison Alexander Dalziel, he became Lord Dalziel of Wooler.[1] The Conservative Party retained the seat with a reduced majority of 4,326.[2]

Candidates[edit]

  • Nigel Colman, the Unionist Party candidate was a business man, a breeder and exhibitor of light horses and represented Brixton on the London County Council.
  • Frederick Joseph Laverack was the Liberal Party candidate. He was a non-conformist lay preacher, who had represented Brixton between 1923 and 1924.
  • James Adams was the Labour Party candidate, he was a member of the Shop Assistants' Union.

Results[edit]

Brixton by-election, 1927[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Nigel Claudian Dalziel Colman 10,358 48.1 -8.5
Labour James Adams 6,032 28.0 +2.1
Liberal Frederick Joseph Laverack 5,134 23.9 +6.4
Majority 4,326 20.1
Turnout 39,953 53.9
Unionist hold Swing -5.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brixton By-election". News. The Times (44606). London. 13 June 1927. col A, p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Brixton Election Result". News. The Times (44619). London. 28 June 1927. col C, p. 16. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 33. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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