Manchester Gorton by-election, 1967

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The Manchester Gorton by-election of 2 November 1967 was held after the death of Labour MP (MP) Konni Zilliacus.

The seat was safe, having been won by Labour at the United Kingdom general election, 1966 by over 8,000 votes[1]/.

Candidates[edit]

  • Kenneth Marks for the defending Labour Party was a councillor in Denton
  • For the Conservatives, Winston S Churchill was a journalist for the Times
  • Terry Lacey was chosen by the local Liberal Party association
  • Writer John Creasey nominated himself as candidate for the All Party Alliance he had created.
  • The Communists chose Victor Eddisford

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1966: Manchester Gorton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Konni Zilliacus 24,726 60.10
Conservative I K Paley 16,418 39.90
Majority 8,308 20.19 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

Manchester Gorton by-election, 3 November 1967[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Marks 19.259 45.89 -14.21
Conservative Winston S Churchill 18,682 44.51 +4.61
Liberal Terry Lacey 2,471 5.89 N/A
All Party Alliance John Creasey 1,123 2.68 N/A
Communist Victor Eddisford 437 1.04 N/A
Majority 557 1.38
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ By-election result Byelection UK
  2. ^ "1967 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-08-21.