Salisbury by-election, 1965
The Salisbury by-election, 1965 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Salisbury in Wiltshire on 4 February 1965. It was won by the Conservative Party candidate Michael Hamilton.
The seat had become when the 58-year-old sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) John Morrison had been ennobled as Baron Margadale. He had won the seat at a by-election in 1942.
The Conservative candidate was 46-year-old Michael Hamilton.
The Labour Party selected the National Union of Bank Employees official Leif Mills, and the Liberal Party fielded Hugh Capstick; both had contested the seat at the general election in October 1964. Maj. Horace Trevor-Cox, a former Conservative MP, stood as Independent Conservative candidate.
Michael Hamilton of the Conservative Party returns to power after he lost his Wellingborough seat in the General election in 1964
|Independent Conservative||Horace Trevor-Cox||533||1.5||N/A|
|Labour||Leif A Mills||14,311||34.4||+1.3|
- Salisbury (UK Parliament constituency)
- Salisbury by-election, 1931
- Salisbury by-election, 1942
- List of United Kingdom by-elections
- ↑ "1965 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2015-08-19.