1939 Kennington by-election

The 1939 Kennington by-election was a parliamentary by-election held on 24 May 1939 for the British House of Commons constituency of Kennington.

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ResultEdit

Kennington by-election, 1939[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wilmot 10,715 60.1 +11.2
Conservative A. Kennedy 7,119 39.9 -11.2
Majority 3,596 20.2 N/A
Turnout 43,907 40.6 -15.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

AftermathEdit

In the 1945 general election,

General election, 5 July 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Gibson 12,910 70.2
Conservative S. H. Stanley 5,471 29.8
Majority 7,439 40.4
Turnout 29,529 62.2
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 34. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.