Woolwich East by-election, 1951

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The Woolwich East by-election of 14 June 1951 was held after the death of Labour MP Ernest Bevin. The by-election was won by Labour's Christopher Mayhew.

The seat was safe, having been won at the United Kingdom general election, 1950 by over 12,000 votes[1]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1950: Woolwich East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rt Hon. Ernest Bevin 26,604 61.59
Conservative J.D. Campbell 14,234 32.95
Liberal A.M. Sage 1,504 3.48
Communist Rajani Palme Dutt 601 1.39
Independent F. Hancock 252 0.58
Majority 12,370 28.64

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1951: Woolwich East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Paget Mayhew 20,801 60.73 -0.86
Conservative Richard Jon Stanley Harvey 13,449 39.27 +6.32
Majority 7,352 21.46 -7.18
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net
  2. ^ "1951 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-12.