Sutton and Cheam by-election, 1972
The Sutton and Cheam by-election of 7 December 1972 was held after Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Sharples was appointed Governor of Bermuda. In a defeat for Edward Heath's government the seat was taken by the Liberals. This was the second Liberal gain during the 1970-1974 Parliament, during which they gained five seats overall.
|Anti-Common Market||Chris Frere-Smith||1,332||3.89||N/A|
|National Independence||Edgar Scruby||660||1.93||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|