Petersfield by-election, 1960

The Petersfield by election took place during the 1959 to 1964 parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was called when the sitting MP for Petersfield Peter Legh became the 4th Baron Newton on the death of his father . There were three candidates[1]

Polling day took place on Thursday 17 November 1960 and the result was as follows[2]

By Election 1960: Petersfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Quennell 15,613
Liberal Michael Digby 8,310
Labour William Royle 4,777
Majority 7,303
Conservative hold Swing

Quennell held the seat at three further general elections before retiring in October 1974.


  1. Candidates For By-Elections. The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 04, 1960; pg. 6; Issue 54920.
  2. Detailed by-election results The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 18, 1960; pg. 6; Issue 54932
  3. "1960 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2015-08-15.

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