Leeds South by-election, 1963

The 1963 Leeds South by-election was held on 20 June 1963. It was held due to the death of the incumbent MP and leader of the Labour Party, Hugh Gaitskell. The by-election was won by the Labour candidate, Merlyn Rees who would later become a cabinet minister.

Leeds South by-election, 1963[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Merlyn Rees 18,785 62.9
Conservative J. Udal 5,996 20.1
Liberal B. Walsh 4,399 14.7
Communist Bert Ramelson 670 2.2
Majority 12,789
Labour hold Swing


  1. "1963 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-17.

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