Deptford by-election, 1963

The 1963 Deptford by-election was held on 4 July 1963[1] following the death of the incumbent Labour MP Sir Leslie Plummer on 15 April. The seat was comfortably retained by the future Cabinet Member John Silkin.

Deptford by-election, 1963[2]

constituency of Deptford
Composed of the wards of

Electorate , Turnout %,
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hon. John Ernest Silkin 12,209 58.2
Liberal Mr D J Penwarden 4,726 22.5
Conservative Mr J D Brimacombe 4,023 19.2
Majority 7,483 35.7
Turnout 20,958


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