Saffron Walden by-election, 1965

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The Saffron Walden by-election of 23 March 1965 was held after the awarding of a life peerage to Conservative MP Rab Butler.

The seat was safe, having been won at the United Kingdom general election, 1964 by 5,000 votes[1]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1964: Saffron Walden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rab Butler 20,610 49.3
Labour Michael D Cornish 15,655 37.5
Liberal Frank PD Moore 6,189 13.3
Majority 4,955 11.9

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1965: Saffron Walden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Michael Kirk 18,851 48.5 -0.8
Labour Michael D Cornish 15,358 39.5 +2.0
Liberal Frank PD Moore 4,626 11.9 -1.4
Majority 3,493 9.0 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1965 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2015-08-19.