Hemel Hempstead by-election, 1937

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The Hemel Hempstead by-election of 1937 was held on 22 June 1937. The by-election was held due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, J. C. C. Davidson. It was won by the Conservative candidate, his wife Frances Davidson, Viscountess Davidson.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

General Election 1935: Hemel Hempstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. C. C. Davidson 20,074 62.5 -4.7
Liberal Margery Corbett Ashby 7,078 22.0 -2.6
Labour Charles William James 4,951 15.4 +7.2
Majority 12,996 40.6 -2.0
Turnout 69.3 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing -1.1

Result[edit]

Hemel Hempstead by-election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frances Davidson, Viscountess Davidson 14,992 57.7 -4.8
Liberal Margery Corbett Ashby 7,347 28.3 +6.3
Labour Charles William James 3,651 14.0 -1.4
Majority 7,645 29.4 -11.2
Turnout 55.0 -14.3
Conservative hold Swing -5.6

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