Monmouth by-election, 1945
The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945. The seat had become vacant on the death of the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Pym, and the by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Peter Thorneycroft.
The Conservative MP Leslie Pym had died at the age of 61 on 17 July 1945, only 5 days after polling in the 1945 general election, but 9 days before the declaration. He was thus unusually declared elected posthumously. Pym had held the seat since a by-election in 1939.
The Labour Party candidate was A. B. L. Oakley, who had been the unsuccessful candidate at the general election in July.
On a slightly reduced turnout, Thorneycroft held the seat for the Conservatives, a narrowly increased majority of 2,139. He held the seat until his defeat at the 1966 general election, serving as a senior Cabinet in the government of Harold Macmillan.
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- Monmouth (UK Parliament constituency)
- Monmouth by-election, 1934
- Monmouth by-election, 1939
- Monmouth by-election, 1991
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1931 - 1950)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "1945 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2015-08-11.