Brigg by-election, 1948

The Brigg by-election, 1948 was a by-election held on 24 March 1948 for the British House of Commons constituency of Brigg in Lincolnshire.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the constituency's Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) Tom Williamson, a trade union leader who had held the seat since the 1945 general election.

The result was a victory for the Labour candidate Lance Mallalieu, who held the seat with a reduced majority, and represented Brigg until he retired from the House of Commons in 1974.


Brigg by-election, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 27,333 54.6 4.3
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,746 45.4 +4.3
Majority 4,587 9.2 8.6
Turnout 50,079 77.1 +0.5
Labour hold Swing 4.3


  1. "1948 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-12.

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