1958 Shoreditch and Finsbury by-election

The Shoreditch and Finsbury by-election 1958 was a parliamentary by-election for the Shoreditch and Finsbury constituency held on 27 November 1958.

The by-election was held following the conferment of a life peerage for Victor Collins.

It was a Labour hold. Until the 1999 Leeds Central by-election, the turnout was the lowest in post-war history.

ResultEdit

Shoreditch and Finsbury by-election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Cliffe 10,215 76.04 +2.59
Conservative Thomas Henry Martin Whipham 3,219 23.96 -2.59
Majority 6996 52.08 +5.18
Turnout 13,434
Labour hold Swing

Previous resultEdit

General election 1955: Shoreditch and Finsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Victor Collins 25,500 73.45
Conservative M Agnew 9,216 26.55
Majority 16,284 46.90
Turnout 34,716
Labour hold Swing

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