1935 Liverpool Wavertree by-election
The Liverpool Wavertree by-election, 1935 was a by-election held in England for the House of Commons constituency of Liverpool Wavertree on 6 February 1935. It was won by the Labour Party candidate Joseph Cleary.
|Labour||C. G. Clark||9,504||22.1||−12.9|
The Conservative candidate was James Platt, but Randolph Churchill (son the future Prime Minister Winston Churchill) stood as an "independent Conservative". The Labour Party candidate was 32-year-old Joseph Cleary, a local magistrate.
The Liberal Party selected 49 year-old Liverpool solicitor, Tudor Artro Morris as their candidate. Morris had contested Wallasey for the Liberals at the 1922 and 1923 general elections. He was educated at the Liverpool Institute and Liverpool University.
With the Conservative vote split between the official candidate and the independent Churchill, the result was a victory for the Labour candidate, Joseph Jackson Cleary, who took the seat on a swing of 30%.
|Ind. Conservative||Randolph Churchill||10,575||23.9||New|
|Liberal||Tudor Artro Morris||4,208||9.5||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||−30.0|
- The Liberal Year Book, 1927