1943 Ashford by-election

The Ashford by-election of 1943 was held on 10 February 1943. The by-election was held due to the appointment as Chief Justice of India of the incumbent Conservative MP, Patrick Spens. It was won by the Conservative candidate Edward Percy Smith.[1]

Ashford by-election, 1943 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Percy Smith 9,648 69.7 +10.5
Common Wealth Catherine Williamson 4,192 30.3 n/a
Majority 5,456 39.4
Turnout 27.7 -45.9
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig