1955 Wrexham by-election

The Wrexham by-election, 1955 was a by-election held on 17 March 1955 for the British House of Commons constituency of Wrexham in Denbighshire, Wales.

The by-election was caused by the death of the town's Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Richards, who had held the seat since the 1935 general election.

The result was a victory for the Labour candidate James Idwal Jones, who held the seat with a majority of nearly 11,000 votes.

ResultEdit

1955 Wrexham by-election[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Idwal Jones 23,402 57.9 -3.6
National Liberal and Conservative Griffith Winston Guthrie Jones 12,476 30.8 -4.0
Plaid Cymru Elystan Morgan 4,572 11.3 +7.7
Majority 10,926 27.0 +0.3
Turnout 46,072 62.4 -22.4
Registered electors 64,788
Labour hold Swing

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Jones, John Graham (2004). "The Cardiganshire Election of 1966" (PDF). Llafur: Journal of Welsh People's History. 9 (1): 95–106.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "British parliamentary by-elections: Wrexham 1955". Web Cite. Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1971). British parliamentary election results 1950-1970 (1 ed.). Chichester: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 9780900178023. Page 573

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