Epsom by-election, 1947

The Epsom by-election, 1947 was a parliamentary by-election held in the United Kingdom on 4 December 1947 to fill the vacant House of Commons seat of Epsom in Surrey. The vacancy arose when the sitting Member of Parliament (MP), Sir Archibald Southby resigned from the House of Commons by accepting the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds.


Epsom by-election, 1947[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm McCorquodale 33,633 61.0 +11.1
Labour R Bishop 17,339 31.5 -6.3
Liberal David Arnold Scott Cairns 4,121 7.5 -4.7
Majority 16,447 33.0
Turnout 16,294
Conservative hold Swing


  1. "1947 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
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