1939 Stretford by-election

The Stretford by-election of 1939 was held on 8 December 1939. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Anthony Crossley in a plane crash in Denmark in August 1939.[1] It was won by the Conservative candidate Ralph Etherton.[2]

By-election 1939: Lancashire South East, Stretford Division[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ralph Etherton 23,408 79.8 +15.4
Ind. Labour Party Robert Edwards 4,424 15.1 New
Communist Eric Gower 1,514 5.1 New
Majority 18,984 64.7 +36.0
Turnout 29,346
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "British Airways Liner Lost: M.P. Drowned With Four Others, Crash Off Danish Coast". The Times (48385). London. 16 August 1939. p. 10.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  3. ^ Unionist Victory at Stretford The Times, 11 December 1939, p. 5