1946 South Ayrshire by-election

The 1946 South Ayrshire by-election was held on 7 February 1946. The byelection was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, Alexander Sloan. It was won by the Labour candidate Emrys Hughes,[1][2] with a swing against his party of less than 1%.

South Ayrshire by-election, 1946[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emrys Hughes 20,434 60.43 -0.91
Unionist Robert Mathew 13,382 39.57 +0.91
Majority 7,052 20.86 -1.83
Turnout 33,816
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ "1946 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ Scottish Conservative and Unionist Central Office, The Yearbook for Scotland (1967), p.86