Wigan by-election, 1958

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The Wigan by-election of 12 June 1958 was held after the death of Labour MP (MP) Ronald Williams.

The seat was very safe, having been won by Labour at the United Kingdom general election, 1955 by nearly 15,000 votes[1]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1955: Wigan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Williams 29,755 64.40
Conservative H D Lowe 14,883 32.21
Communist T Rowlandson 1,567 3.39
Majority 1,567 32.19 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1958: Wigan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Fitch 27,415 70.96 +6.56
Conservative J Hodgson 10,248 26.53 -5.68
Communist M Weaver 972 2.52 -0.87
Majority 17,167
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1958 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2015-08-15.