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.

Vacancy[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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