Preston by-election, 1946

The Preston by-election, 1946 was a parliamentary by-election held on 31 January 1946 for the British House of Commons constituency of Preston in Lancashire. The seat had become vacant when the Labour Member of Parliament John Sunderland had died on 24 November 1945. Sunderland had held the seat since the 1945 general election.

The Labour candidate, Edward Shackleton, held the seat for his party.


Preston by-election, 1946[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wing Commander Edward Shackleton 32,189 55.6
Conservative Harmar Nicholls 25,718 44.4
Majority 6,471 11.2
Turnout 57,907
Labour hold Swing

See also


  1. "1946 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
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