Ilford North by-election, 1978

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The Ilford North by-election of 2 March 1978 was held after the death of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Millie Miller on 29 October 1977. The seat was gained by the Conservatives in a defeat for James Callaghan's government.

Results[edit]

Ilford North, 1978[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vivian Bendall 22,548 50.31 +9.43
Labour Tessa Jowell 17,051 38.04 -4.44
Liberal John Freeman 2,248 5.02 -11.62
National Front John Hughes 2,126 4.74 N/A
Conservative Independent Democrat Thomas Iremonger 671 1.50 N/A
East London People's Front Carole Rowe 89 0.20 N/A
New Britain Alfred Burr 48 0.11 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 38 0.08 N/A
Majority 5,497 12.3
Turnout 44,819
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 6.9% Lab -> Con
General Election 1974, October: Ilford North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Millie Miller 20,621 42.48
Conservative Thomas Iremonger 19,843 40.88
Liberal G. L. P. Wilson 8,080 16.64
Majority 778 1.6
Turnout 74.46
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17.