1945 Bournemouth by-election

The Bournemouth by-election of 1945 was held on 15 November 1945. The byelection was held due to the elevation to hereditary peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Sir Leonard Lyle. It was won by the Conservative candidate Brendan Bracken,[1] who was a prominent supporter of Winston Churchill and Conservative parliamentarian who had lost his Paddington North seat to Labour in the 1945 Labour landslide. Somewhat unusually, there was a significant swing to the governing party, with Labour achieving a swing of more than 10%.

Bournemouth by-election, 1945[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Brendan Bracken 22,980 46.85 -8.60
Labour Edward Shackleton 16,526 33.69 +11.98
Liberal Basil Wigoder 9,548 19.46 -3.39
Majority 6,454 13.16 -19.44
Turnout 49,054
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ "1945 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2015.