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1968 By Election Results


 

 

 

 Kensington South 


  DATE:       14th March 1968
  CAUSE:    Resignation of Mr William Roots through ill health.

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams Conservative 16,489
Thomas Kellock Liberal 2,742
Clive Bradley Labour 1,874
Sinclair Eustace Independent 675
William Gold Independent 59

Majority 13,747

Conservative hold


 

 

 Acton 


  DATE:       28th March 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Mr Bernard Floud on 10th October 1967. 

Kenneth W Baker Conservative 12,242
Walter H Johnson Labour 8,522
Frank L Davis Liberal 2,868
Andrew Fountaine National Front 1,400
Harold Fox Independent 75
William Gold Independent 44

Majority 3,720

Conservative gain from Labour


 

 

 Dudley 


  DATE:       28th March 1968
  CAUSE:    Conferment of a life peerage on Mr George Wigg. 

Donald Williams Conservative 28,016
John Gilbert Labour 16,360
Derek Bird Liberal 3,809

Majority 11,656

Conservative gain from Labour


 

 

 Meriden 


  DATE:       28th March 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Mr Christopher Rowland on 5th November 1967.

Herbert Keith Speed Conservative 33,344
Roderick MacFarquhar Labour 18,081

Majority 15,263

Conservative gain from Labour


 

 

Warwick & Leamington


  DATE:       28th March 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Sir John Hobson on 4th December 1967.

Gordon Dudley Smith Conservative 28,914
Raymond John Carter Labour 6,992
Antony Butcher Liberal 6,415

Majority 21,922

Conservative hold


 

 

 Oldham West 


  DATE:       13th June 1968
  CAUSE:    Resignation of Mr Leslie Hale through ill health.

Bruce Campbell Conservative 11,904
Michael Meacher Labour 8,593
John Creasey All Party Alliance 3,389
David Green Liberal 1,707

Majority 3,311

Conservative gain from Labour


 

 

Sheffield Brightside


  DATE:       13th June 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of  Mr Richard Winterbottom on 9th February 1968.

Edward Griffiths Labour 14,179
Colin Renfrew Conservative 8,931
Robert Wilkinson Communist 1,069
Ronald Guest Independent 918
Lt.-Col. H L Lambert Independent 586

Majority 5,248

Labour hold


 

 

 Nelson & Colne 


  DATE:       27th June 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Mr Sydney Silverman on 9th February 1968.

David Waddington Conservative 16,466
Miss Betty Boothroyd Labour 12,944
David Chadwick Liberal 3,016
Brian Tattersall English Nationalist 1,255

Majority 3,522

Conservative gain from Labour


 

 

 Caerphilly 


  DATE:       18th July 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Mr Ness Edwards on 3rd May 1968.

Alfred T Edwards Labour 16,148
Dr Philip J S Williams Plaid Cymru 14,274
Robert Williams Conservative 3,687
Peter G Sadler Liberal 1,257

Majority 1,874

Labour hold


 

 

 Bassetlaw 


  DATE:       31st October 1968
  CAUSE:    Death of Mr Frederick Bellenger on 11th May 1968. 

Joseph Ashton Labour 21,394
James Lester Conservative 20,654
Thomas Lynch Independent 1,053

Majority 740

Labour hold


 

 

New Forest


  DATE:       7th November 1968
  CAUSE:    Resignation of Mr Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre through ill health.

Patrick McNair-Wilson Conservative 28,025
Nicholas Locock Liberal 8,430
Alan Reynard Labour 5,836

Majority 19,595

Conservative hold


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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