Tottenham North by-election, 1945

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The Tottenham North by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Tottenham North in London on 13 December 1945.


The seat had become vacant when the sitting Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament (MP), Robert Morrison had been ennobled on 16 November 1945 as Baron Morrison. He had held the seat since the 1935 general election.


The Labour Co-operative candidate was 53-year-old William Irving. The Conservative Party candidate was 26-year-old barrister Petre Crowder.


On a much-reduced turnout, Irving held the seat for Labour, with a swing of 8.2% to the Conservatives.

The constituemncy was abolished for the 1950 general election, when Irving was elected for the new Wood Green constituency, and Crowder was elected for the safe Conservative seat of Ruislip-Northwood.


Tottenham North by-election, 13 December 1945[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Irving 12,937 63.6 −8.2
Conservative Petre Crowder 7,415 36.4 +8.2
Majority 5,522 27.2 −16.4
Turnout 20,352 39.5 −30.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing 8.2
General Election July 1945: Tottenham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 25,360 71.8 +14.6
Conservative B. H. Berry 9,955 28.2 −7.3
Majority 15,405 43.6 +21.9
Turnout 35,315 70.3 +4.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing −10.0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1945 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2015-08-11.