Nuneaton by-election, 1967

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The Nuneaton by-election of 9 March 1967 was held after the resignation of Labour MP (MP) Frank Cousins.

The seat was safe, having been won by Labour at the United Kingdom general election, 1966 by over 11,000 votes[1]

Candidates[edit]

  • Les Huckfield for Labour was selected at a time when he was a lecturer at the University of Birmingham
  • David Knox was selected for the Conservatives. He later became an MP for Staffordshire Moorlands
  • The local Liberal Party association nominated Alan Meredith who had stood in the seat previously
  • John Creasey nominated himself as candidate for the All Party Alliance, which he had founded
  • Air Vice-Marshal Don Bennett, a former MP, was the nominee for the National Party

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1966: Nuneaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Cousins 27,452 53.98
Conservative David S Marland 16,049 31.56
Liberal Alan Meredith 7,356 14.46
Majority 11,403 22.42 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

Nuneaton by-election, 9 March 1967[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Les Huckfield 18,239 42.08 -11.90
Conservative David Knox 14,185 32.73 +1.17
Liberal Alan Meredith 7,644 17.64 +3.18
All Party Alliance John Creasey 2,755 6.36 N/A
National Party Don Bennett 517 1.19 N/A
Majority 4,054 9.35
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1967 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-08-20.