Lambeth North by-election, 1934

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Lambeth North in London 1934

The Lambeth North by-election of 1934 was held on 23 October 1934. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Liberal MP, Frank Briant. It was won by the Labour candidate George Russell Strauss who had previously been the MP for Lambeth North but lost it to Briant (who had also previously been an MP for the seat) in the landslide defeat for Labour in 1931.

Electoral history[edit]

Frank Briant
General Election 1931: Lambeth North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 16,368 65.1 +23.3
Labour George Russell Strauss 8,766 34.9 -8.9
Majority 7,602 30.2 32.2
Turnout 64.6 -1.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +16.1

Result[edit]

Lambeth North by-election, 1934[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Russell Strauss 11,281 57.9 +23.0
Liberal Cllr J.W. Simpson 4,968 25.5 -39.6
National Labour Sydney Frank Markham 2,927 15.0 n/a
Independent Mrs. Alice S.G. Brown 305 1.6 n/a
Majority 6,313 32.4
Turnout 37,064 52.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +31.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, Frederick Walter Scott (1969). British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 35. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.