Sheffield Hallam by-election, 1939

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The Sheffield Hallam by-election, 1939 was a parliamentary by-election held in the United Kingdom on 10 May 1939 for the House of Commons constituency of Sheffield Hallam in Yorkshire.

Previous MP[edit]

Previous Result[edit]

General Election, 14 November 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louis William Smith 21,298 67.3
Labour Grace Mary Colman 10,346 32.7
Majority 10,952 34.6
Turnout 71.7
Conservative hold Swing

Candidates[edit]

Result[edit]

Sheffield Hallam by-election, 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roland Jennings 16,033 61.7
Labour C. S. Darvill 9,939 38.3
Majority 6,094 23.4
Turnout 57.8
Conservative hold Swing

Aftermath[edit]

In the 1945 general election,

General Election 1945: Sheffield Hallam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roland Jennings 15,874 47.1
Labour John Frederick Drabble 13,009 38.5
Liberal Gerald Abrahams 2,614 7.7
Communist Gordon Cree 2,253 6.7
Majority 2,865 8.6
Turnout 75.7
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

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