Cheltenham by-election, 1928
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Sir James Agg-Gardner, had died on 9 August 1928, aged 81. He had held the seat since a by-election in 1911, having previously been Cheltenham's MP from 1874 to 1880, 1885 to 1895, and 1900 to 1906.
Preston held the seat for the Conservatives with a comfortable majority of 3,760 votes over Brunner. He held the seat until his resignation from the House of Commons in 1937, triggering another by-election in Chelternham.
Widdowson unsuccessfully contested the Rushcliffe constituency in Nottingham in 1929 and again in 1931, the later time under her married name of Florence Paton. She did stand in 1935, but finally won the Rushcliffe seat at the 1945 general election.
Brunner did not stand for Parliament again.
|Conservative||Sir Walter Preston||10,438||49.5||−7.1|
|Liberal||Sir John Brunner||6,678||31.7||−11.7|
- Cheltenham constituency
- Cheltenham by-election, 1911
- Cheltenham by-election, 1937
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1918–1931)
- United Kingdom by-election records