1933 Normanton by-election

The 1933 Normanton by-election was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Normanton on 8 May 1933. The seat had become vacant on the death of the Labour Member of Parliament Frederick Hall, who had held the seat since a previous by-election in 1905.

1933 Normanton by-election

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The Normanton seat in the House of Commons.
Triggered by death of incumbent
Candidate Tom Smith
Party Labour

MP before election

Frederick Hall

Subsequent MP

Tom Smith

Following Labour's declaration of former Pontefract MP Tom Smith as their candidate, the Communist Party of Great Britain declared unemployed Castleford engineer John William Malkin as their competing candidate. However, as the Communist Party was at the time opposed to the requirement of a £150 deposit, their candidate was declared to be invalid and Labour's candidate was returned unopposed.[1] Smith represented the constituency until he resigned his seat in 1947, triggering another by-election.


  1. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 9 May 1933, "NO CONTEST Socialist Returned for Normanton".

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