Rhondda West by-election, 1967

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The Rhondda West by-election, 1967 was a parliamentary by-election held in 1967 for the British House of Commons constituency of Rhondda West in Wales.

The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Iorwerth Rhys Thomas, died on 3 December 1966, aged 71. He had held the seat since the 1950 general election.

The result of the contest was a victory for the Labour candidate, Trevor Alec Jones, who won with a majority of 2,306 over the Plaid Cymru's H. Vic Davies.

Jones represented the constituency until his death in March 1983. No by-election was held because of the imminence of the 1983 general election.

Rhondda West by-election, 1967[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trevor Alec Jones 12,373 49.0 −27.0
Plaid Cymru Henry Vic Davies 10,067 39.9 +31.2
Communist Arthur True 1,723 6.8 −0.6
Conservative Gareth Neale 1,075 4.3 −3.6
Majority 2,306 9.1 −58.3
Turnout 25,238
Labour hold Swing −29.1


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

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