1934 Monmouth by-election

The Monmouth by-election, 1934 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 14 June 1934. It was won by the Conservative candidate John Herbert.

VacancyEdit

The seat had become vacant on when the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Sir Leolin Forestier-Walker had died at the age of 68 on 13 May 1934. He had held the seat since the 1918 general election.

Previous resultEdit

General election 1931: Monmouth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leolin Forestier-Walker 24,829 70.8 +21.5
Labour D. Hughes 10,217 29.2 +4.3
Majority 14,612 41.6 +18.1
Turnout 45,046 78.0 -0.9
Registered electors 44,929
Conservative hold Swing

CandidatesEdit

The Conservative candidate was 39-year-old John Arthur Herbert.

The Labour Party candidate was Rev. D Hughes, who had been the unsuccessful candidate at the 1931 general election.

ResultEdit

On a reduced turnout, Herbert held the seat for the Conservatives, with a comfortable majority of nearly 10,000 votes. He was re-elected in 1935, but resigned in 1939 to become Governor of Bengal.

1934 Monmouth by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Herbert 20,640 65.0 -5.8
Labour D. Hughes 11,094 35.0 +5.8
Majority 9,546 30.0 -11.6
Turnout 31,734 69.2 -8.8
Registered electors 45,885
Conservative hold Swing -5.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (1 ed.). Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-019. Page 567