Fulham East by-election, 1933
The Fulham East by-election, in Fulham, on 25 October 1933 was held after Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan died. The election was surprisingly won by John Charles Wilmot of Labour.
The seat itself is wrongly regarded as a 'safe' Conservative seat due to it returning a Conservative at most previous elections. However, it was marginal in most of those occasions except the remarkable circumstances of 1931 and Labour's electoral destruction.
The election was seen as a test of the developing mood of Pacifism in the country at the time, so much so that it became known as the 'Peace by-election'. The heavy defeat for the National Government candidate, a strong supporter of rearmament, helped, along with the Peace Ballot of 1935, to bring about a rethink in the government's agenda.
|Labour||John Charles Wilmot||17,790||57.9||+31.8|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||Sir H J Maynard||8,917||26.1|
|Liberal||J H Greenwood||1,788||5.2|