1953 Paddington North by-election

The 1953 Paddington North by-election was held on 3 December 1953 following the resignation of the incumbent Labour MP Bill Field after failing to overturn a conviction for "importuning for immoral purposes". It was retained by the Labour candidate Ben Parkin[1] a left wing former MP for Stroud.

By-election on 3 December 1953: Paddington North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Parkin 14,274 53.8 -1.9
Conservative John Eden 12,014 45.3 +1.0
Socialist (GB) W.E. Waters 242 0.9 New
Majority 2,260 8.5 -2.9
Turnout 26,530 60.3 -20.7
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "1953 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.