Epsom and Ewell by-election, 1978

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The Epsom and Ewell by-election of 27 April 1978 was held after Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Rawlinson was made a Life peer. The Conservatives held on to the seat in the by-election. Amongst the candidates for the by-election was pop music impresario Jonathan King, who stood as a Royalist candidate.[1]

Results[edit]

Epsom and Ewell, 1978[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Archibald Hamilton 28,242 63.61 +9.55
Labour Anthony Mooney 7,314 16.47 -2.84
Liberal Michael Anderson 5,673 12.78 -13.85
Royalist Jonathan King 2,350 5.29 N/A
National Front James Sawyer 823 1.85 N/A
Majority 20,928 47.14 +19.72
Turnout 44,402
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.K. Political Quiz Questions
  2. ^ "1978 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17.