Bournemouth by-election, 1945

The Bournemouth by-election of 1945 was held on 15 November 1945. The byelection was held due to the elevation to hereditary peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Sir Leonard Lyle. It was won by the Conservative candidate Brendan Bracken,[1] who was a prominent supporter of Winston Churchill and Conservative parliamentarian who had lost his Paddington North seat to Labour in the 1945 Labour landslide.

Bournemouth by-election, 1945[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Brendan Bracken 22,980
Labour Wing Commander Edward Shackleton 16,526
Liberal Basil Wigoder 9,548
Majority 6,454
Conservative hold Swing


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