1953 Birmingham Edgbaston by-election

The Birmingham Edgbaston by-election was held on 2 July 1953. It was held when the incumbent Conservative MP, Peter Bennett was elevated to a hereditary peerage. It was won by the Conservative candidate Edith Pitt.[1]

Birmingham Edgbaston by-election, 1953 [2] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edith Pitt 20,142 67.64 +3.35
Labour FB Watson 9,635 32.36 -3.35
Majority 10,507 35.28 +6.70
Turnout 29,777
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  2. ^ "1953 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.