1969 Islington North by-election

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The Islington North by-election, 1969 was a parliamentary by-election held on 30 October 1969 for the House of Commons constituency of Islington North in Islington, north London.

The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Gerry Reynolds had died on 7 June 1969, aged 42. He had held the seat since a by-election in 1958 following the death of his predecessor, Wilfred Fienburgh.

The result of the contest was a victory for the Labour Party candidate, Michael O'Halloran, who won with a majority of 1,534 votes over the Conservative candidate Andrew Pearce.

Islington North by-election, 1969[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael O'Halloran 7,288 49.2 −10.2
Conservative Andrew Pearce 5,754 38.9 +8.2
Liberal Eric G. Thwaites 1,514 10.2 +0.4
Independent Socialist Austin Williams 245 1.7 N/A
Majority 1,534 10.4 -18.4
Turnout 14,801 32.8 -21.43
Registered electors 45,077
Labour hold Swing −9.2


  1. ^ "1969 By Election Results". British Elections Ephemera Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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