Greenwich by-election, 1971

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The Greenwich by-election of 8 July 1971 was held after the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Marsh resigned from the House of Commons to take up the post of Chairman of British Rail. The seat was retained by Labour.

Results[edit]

Greenwich, 1971[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Guy Barnett 14,671 66.73 +10.98
Conservative J Stuart Thom 6,150 27.97 -7.39
Fellowship Ronald Mallone 792 3.60 N/A
Independent Conservative Reginald Simmerson 285 1.30 N/A
Independent David Davies 89 0.40 N/A
Turnout 21,987
Majority 8,521 38.76 +18.37
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Greenwich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Marsh 20,804 55.75
Conservative J Stuart Thom 13,195 35.36
Liberal P. Wylan 3,319 8.89
Majority 7,609 20.39
Turnout 37,318 65.66
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 -71 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 
  2. ^ Result from previous election