Wansbeck by-election, 1940

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The Wansbeck by-election, 1940 was a by-election held in England on 22 July 1940 for the House of Commons constituency of Wansbeck in Northumberland.


The seat became vacant when the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Bernard Cruddas resigned from the House of Commons on 12 July 1940.[1] He had held the seat since the 1931 general election.[2]


The Conservative candidate, Robert Scott, was returned unopposed.[2] He represented the constituency until his defeat at the 1945 general election.[2]


  1. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 442. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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