Cheltenham by-election, 1937
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Sir Walter Preston, had resigned from the House of Commons on 27 May 1937. He had held the seat since a by-election in 1928, having previously been MP for Mile End from 1918 to 1923.
The local Conservative party refused to endorse Daniel Lipson as its candidate following an anti-Jewish whispering campaign. Lipson won as an Independent Conservative and was re-elected at the 1945 general election as a National Independent, although his vote collapsed in the 1950 election when he lost to the Conservative Party candidate William Hicks Beach.
|Independent Conservative||Daniel Lipson||10,533||40.0||N/A|
|Conservative||R. T. Harper||10,194||38.8||−31.7|
|Independent Conservative gain from Conservative||Swing|
- Cheltenham constituency
- Cheltenham by-election, 1911
- Cheltenham by-election, 1928
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