Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1945

The Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1945 was a by-election held on 2 October 1945 for the British House of Commons constituency of Ashton-under-Lyne.

The by-election was triggered by the elevation to the peerage of the town's Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) William Jowitt, who was ennobled as Baron Jowitt.

The result was a victory for the Labour candidate Hervey Rhodes,[1] who held the seat with over 50% of the votes.


Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1945


Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 12,889 54.1 2.3
Conservative R. A. Cary 8,360 35.0 8.6
Liberal A. Beale 2,604 10.9 N/A
Majority 4,529 19.1 +6.3
Turnout 70.5
Labour hold Swing


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. "1945 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 69–70. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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