Nuneaton by-election, 1965
A by-election for the United Kingdom House of Commons was held in the constituency of Nuneaton on the 21st January 1965, following the creation of a vacancy by the granting of a Life Peerage to the sitting Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Frank Bowles.
Following the Labour victory in the 1964 General Election, new Prime Minister Harold Wilson appointed the General Secretary of the powerful Transport and General Workers' Union, Frank Cousins, as Minister of Technology. Since Cousins was not a Member of Parliament, attempts were made to find him a seat. Bowles volunteered to accept a Peerage to make way for him in what was considered a safe seat, with a majority of over 11,000. He told the press he had initially been "shocked, tremendously worried and ill" at the thought of leaving the Commons, but decided to make the sacrifice.
|Conservative||David S Marland||13,084||34.93||5.85|
|Conservative||David S Marland||14,357||29.08||-3.26|
- Nuneaton constituency
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- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1950-1979)