Canterbury by-election, 1953

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The Canterbury by-election was held on 12 February 1953. It was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Baker White. The by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Leslie Thomas.[1]

By-election 1953: Canterbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Thomas 19,400
Labour JAE Jones 9,560
Majority 9,930
Conservative hold Swing