Hull North by-election, 1966
The Hull North by-election of 27 January 1966 was held after the death of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Henry Solomons on 7 November 1965. The seat was retained by the Labour Party. This has been attributed to the announcement of the construction of the Humber Bridge by the government during the campaign.
|Liberal||Mrs. Laurie Millward||2,945||6.28||-11.6|
|Radical Alliance||Richard Gott||253||0.54||N/A|
|Independent||Russsell E Eckley||35||0.07||N/A|
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labour Party formed a government after winning a majority of four seats in the 1964 general election. Shortly after this by-election, Wilson called a general election for 31 March. Wilson's hope that he would be returned to office with a larger majority had been encouraged by the government's victory in the by-election. In the end Wilson's decision was vindicated, as Labour was returned with a larger majority of 96.