Gainsborough by-election, 1956

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The Gainsborough by-election was held on 14 February 1956. It was held due to the elevation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Harry Crookshank to a hereditary peerage. It was won by the Conservative candidate Marcus Kimball. After the by-election Kimball was Baby of the House.

Gainsborough by-election, 1956[1] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marcus Richard Kimball 12,836 40.8 -15.0
Labour Henry David Leonard George Walston 11,830 37.6 -6.6
Liberal Henry I Spence 6,806 21.6 +21.6
Majority 1,006 3.2 -8.4
Turnout 31,472
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14.