Walthamstow West by-election, 1956

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The Walthamstow West by-election of 1 March 1956 was held after the elevation to the Peerage of former Prime Minister, Labour MP (MP) Clement Attlee.

The seat was safe, having been won by Attlee at the 1955 General Election by over 9,000 votes[1]

Candidates[edit]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1955: Walthamstow West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clement Attlee 19,327 65.73
Conservative Richard Hornby 10,077 34.27
Majority 9,250 31.46 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

Walthamstow West by-election, 1 March 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Redhead 13,388 64.68 -1.05
Conservative Richard Hornby 4,184 20.21 -14.06
Liberal William Oliver Smedley 3,037 14.67 N/A
Independent Bill Boaks 89 0.43 N/A
Majority 9,204 44.47 +13.01

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election results PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1956 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14.