Croydon North by-election, 1948

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The Croydon North by-election, 1948 was a parliamentary by-election held in the British House of Commons constituency of Croydon North on 11 March 1948. The seat had become vacant when the Conservative Member of Parliament Henry Willink had resigned, having held the seat since a by-election in 1940.

The Conservative candidate Fred Harris held the seat for his party with a much increased majority.

Election results[edit]

1948 By-election: Croydon North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fred Harris 36,200 54.0 +13.9
Labour Harold Nicolson 24,536 36.6 -3.5
Liberal Don Bennett 6,321 9.4 -9.4
Majority 11,664 17.4 +16.3
Turnout 67,057
Conservative hold Swing +8.7
General Election 1945: Croydon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Willink 23,417 41.1 -26.0
Labour Marian Billson 22,810 40.1 +7.2
Liberal John Howard 10,714 18.8 +18.8
Majority 607 1.1 -33.0
Turnout 56,941
Conservative hold Swing -16.6
v. 1935

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-12.