Manchester Moss Side by-election, 1961

The Manchester Moss Side by-election of 8 November 1961 was held after the death of Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) James Watt 7 July that same year. The seat was retained by the Conservatives.


The local Liberals selected 37 year old Solicitor Ruslyn Hargreaves. He was born in August 1923 and educated at William Hulme's Grammar School and Manchester University. He was formerley Secretary of the National League of Young Liberals. He had been Liberal candidate for Howden at the 1959 General Election.[1]


Manchester Moss Side, 1961[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Henry Taylor 9,533 41.1 −21.2
Liberal Ruslyn Harold Hargreaves 6,447 27.8 N/A
Labour Gordon James Oakes 5,980 25.8 −11.9
Union Movement Walter Hesketh 1,212 5.2 N/A
Majority 4,228 12.9
Turnout 23,172
Conservative hold Swing


  1. The Times House of Commons, 1959
  2. "1961 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
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