Swansea East by-election, 1963

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The Swansea East by-election, 1963 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Swansea East on 28 March 1963.

The seat had become vacant when the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) David Mort had died on 1 January 1963, aged 74. He had held the seat since being elected unopposed at a by-election in 1940.

The Labour candidate, Neil McBride, held the seat for his party.

Votes[edit]

Swansea East by-election, 1963[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil McBride 18,909 61.1 −6.4
Liberal Richard Owens 4,895 15.8 N/A
People's Party Leon Atkin 2,462 8.0 N/A
Conservative Pamela Thomas 2,272 7.3 −14.7
Plaid Cymru Chris Rees 1,620 5.2 −5.3
Communist Bert Pearce 773 2.5 N/A
Majority 14,014 45.3 −0.2
Turnout 30,931
Labour hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-17.