Louth by-election, 1969

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The Louth by-election, 1969 was a by-election held on 4 December 1969 for the British House of Commons constituency of Louth in Lincolnshire.

The seat had become vacant on the death on 31 August of the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Sir Cyril Osborne. He had held the seat since the 1945 general election.

The result was a victory for the Conservative candidate Jeffrey Archer. Archer held the seat until the October 1974 general election, when he stepped down due to financial difficulties and began writing popular novels.

Votes[edit]

Louth by-election, 1969[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeffrey Archer 16,317 58.0 +11.6
Labour Bruce Briggs 5,590 19.9 −17.0
Liberal John Adams 5,003 17.8 +1.0
Democratic Party Sir George Fitzgerald, Bt 1,225 4.4 N/A
Majority 10,727 38.1 +28.6
Turnout 28,135
Conservative hold Swing +14.3


General Election 1966: Louth, Lincolnshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Cyril Osborne 19,977 46.37
Labour Robin Brumby 15,885 36.87
Liberal Edmund Ian Marshall 7,222 16.76
Majority 4,092 9.50
Turnout 43,084 74.35
Conservative hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 By Election Results". British Elections Ephemera Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge66/i13.htm