Glasgow Shettleston by-election, 1930

The Glasgow Shettleston by-election of 1930 was held on 26 June 1930. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, John Wheatley. It was won by the Labour candidate John McGovern.[1] Allegations that McGovern had rigged the Labour party candidate selection for the by-election were to lead to his expulsion from the Labour Party, although he would retain the seat as an Independent Labour Party MP.

Glasgow Shettleston by-election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John McGovern 10,699 42.8
Conservative William Paterson Templeton 10,303 41.2
National (Scotland) John McNicol 2,527 10.1
Communist Shapurji Saklatvala 1,459 5.8
Majority 396 1.6
Turnout 24,988 36.5
Labour hold Swing


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