South Ayrshire by-election, 1946

The South Ayrshire by-election of 1946 was held on 7 February 1946. The byelection was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, Alexander Sloan. It was won by the Labour candidate Emrys Hughes.[1][2]

South Ayrshire by-election, 1946[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Emrys Hughes 20,434 61.7 +0.4
Unionist Robert Mathew 13,382 40.3 -0.4
Turnout 33,816
Labour hold Swing


  2. "1946 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. Scottish Conservative and Unionist Central Office, The Yearbook for Scotland (1967), p.86
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