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.

The seat was safe, having been won at the United Kingdom general election, 1951 by almost 14,000 votes[1]

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[2]
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. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1953 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14.