Ormskirk by-election, 1953

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The Ormskirk by-election of 12 November 1953 was held after the elevation to the Peerage of Conservative MP Arthur Salter.[1]

The seat was safe, having been won at the United Kingdom general election, 1951 by almost 14,000 votes[2]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1951: Ormskirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. James Arthur Salter 26,759 67.24
Labour E Kavanagh 12,908 32.57
Majority 13,821 34.87 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1953: Ormskirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Glover 17,984 65.41 -2.02
Labour M Ferguson 9,512 34.59 +2.02
Majority 8,472
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full results
  2. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net