1955 Gateshead West by-election

The Gateshead West by-election of 7 December 1955 was held after the death of Labour MP (MP) John Hall:[1]

The seat was safe, having been won by Labour at the 1955 United Kingdom general election by over 10,000 votes[2]

CandidatesEdit

Result of the previous general electionEdit

General election 1955: Gateshead West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hall 22,040 65.32
Conservative J Quigley 11,071 34.68
Majority 10,339 30.64
Turnout 33,111
Labour hold Swing

Result of the by-electionEdit

By-election 1955: Gateshead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Randall 13,196 66.46 +1.14
Conservative David A Wright 6,661 33.54 -1.14
Majority 6,535 32.92 +2.28
Turnout 19,857
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full results". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 11 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine PoliticsResources.net