1956 Walthamstow West by-election

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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.

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

Candidates

Result of the previous general election

General election 1955: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Clement Attlee 19,32765.73
Conservative Richard Hornby 10,07734.27
Majority9,25031.46
Turnout 29,404
Labour hold Swing

Result of the by-election

Walthamstow West by-election, 1 March 1956 [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Redhead 13,38864.68-1.05
Conservative Richard Hornby 4,18420.21-14.06
Liberal Oliver Smedley 3,03714.67New
Independent Bill Boaks 890.43New
Majority9,20444.47+13.01
Turnout 20,698
Labour hold Swing

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References

  1. Election results [ permanent dead link ] PoliticsResources.net
  2. "1956 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.