Glasgow Gorbals by-election, 1969
The Glasgow Gorbals by-election, 1969 was a parliamentary by-election held on 30 October 1969 for the British House of Commons constituency of Glasgow Gorbals in the Gorbals, Glasgow. It was one of five UK parliamentary by-elections held on that day.
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Alice Cullen had died on 31 May 1969, aged 78. She had held the seat since the by-election in 1948 following the resignation of her Labour predecessor, George Buchanan. The moving of the writ was much delayed and finally announced in early October. Because of the recess and parliamentary convention, the formal campaign only lasted two weeks.
The result of the contest was a victory for the Labour candidate, Frank McElhone, who won with a majority of 4,163 over the Scottish National Party candidate Tom Brady. The SNP's significant challenge for second place was not repeated at the subsequent General Election when the third placed Conservative trumped Brady for second place.
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