Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central by-election, 1976

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The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central by-election of 4 November 1976 was held after the resignation of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Edward Short who left to take up the position of Chairman of Cable & Wireless. Labour held on to the seat in the by-election.[1]

Results[edit]

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, 1976[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Cowans 4,692 47.61 -24.16
Liberal Andrew Ellis 2,854 28.96 +17.28
Conservative Richard Sowler 1,945 19.73 +3.18
Socialist Workers David Hayes 184 1.87 N/A
National Front Bruce Anderson-Lynes 181 1.84 N/A
Majority 1,838 18.65 -36.55
Turnout 9,856
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Result at previous election
  2. ^ "1976 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17.