1953 Isle of Thanet by-election

The 1953 Isle of Thanet by-election was held on 12 March 1953. It was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Hon. Edward Carson. It was retained by the Conservative candidate, William Rees-Davies.

1953 Isle of Thanet by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Rees-Davies 25,261 61.3 −0.3
Labour F. Woodbridge 15,935 38.7 +0.3
Majority 9,326 22.6 −0.6
Turnout 41,196
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1953 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.