Liverpool Edge Hill by-election, 1947

The Liverpool Edge Hill by-election, 1947 was a parliamentary by-election held in England to elect a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the British House of Commons constituency of Liverpool Edge Hill on 11 September 1947. The seat became vacant on the death of the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Clitherow.

The result was a hold for the Labour Party.


Liverpool Edge Hill by-election, 1947[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur James Irvine 10,827 52.1 12.8
Conservative John Reginald Bevins 8,874 42.6 +7.5
Liberal Sir Hubert Winthrop Young 910 4.4 N/A
Ind. Labour Party David Gibson 154 0.7 N/A
Independent C. Foster 48 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,953 9.5 20.3
Turnout 20,813 62.7 3.4
Labour hold Swing 10.2

See also


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

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