Putney by-election, 1942

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The Putney by-election of 1942 was held on 8 May 1942. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Marcus Samuel. It was won by the Conservative candidate Hugh Linstead.[1]

By-election, May 1942: Putney[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Nicholas Linstead 8,788 74.9 +9.8
Independent Bernard Acworth 2,939 25.1 N/A
Majority 5,849 49.8 +16.6
Turnout 11,727 23.0 -43.5
Conservative hold Swing +20.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 58. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.