St Marylebone by-election, 1970

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The St Marylebone by-election of 22 October 1970 was held after Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Quintin Hogg became a life peer. The seat was retained for the Conservatives by Kenneth Baker, who had lost his previous seat of Acton at the general election four months earlier; Baker would go on to represent the Mole Valley seat in Surrey and become a long-serving Cabinet minister.


St Marylebone, 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 10,684 63.49 +1.40
Labour Keith Morrell 4,542 26.99 -2.32
Liberal Michael Vann 1,038 6.19 -2.41
National Front Malcolm Skeggs 401 2.38 N/A
Fourth World Group John Papworth 163 0.97 N/A
Turnout 16,828
Majority 6,142 36.5 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing


  1. ^ "1970 -71 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2015-09-08.