Portsmouth South by-election, 1939

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The Portsmouth South by-election, 1939 was a parliamentary by-election held in the United Kingdom on 12 July 1939 for the House of Commons constituency of Portsmouth South, in Hampshire.

Previous MP[edit]

Previous Result[edit]

General Election, 14 November 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert Cayzer 27,416
Labour John W. Fawcett 9,043
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Candidates[edit]

Result[edit]

Sir Jocelyn Morton Lucas was elected unopposed.

Aftermath[edit]

In the 1945 general election,

General Election, 5 July 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jocelyn Lucas 15,810
Labour J.F. Blitz 12,783
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1979)