South Northamptonshire by-election, 1962

The South Northamptonshire by-election was held in 1962 when the incumbent Conservative MP Reginald Manningham-Buller was elevated to the House of Lords. It was retained by the Conservative candidate, Albert Jones.[1]

Buchan serving in the British Armed Forces. The law stated that, on standing in a Parliamentary election, he would be released from the Forces; this was, therefore, a way to receive an early honourable discharge, for the cost of a lost deposit. The practice was banned the following year.[2]

South Northamptonshire by-election, 1962[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Albert Arthur Jones 14,921 41.15
Labour Ivor Wilde 14,004 38.62
Liberal N. Picarda 7,002 19.31
Independent P. Buchan 332 0.9
Majority 917 2.53
Turnout 36,259
Conservative hold Swing


  2. F. W. S. Craig, Minor Parties at British Parliamentary Elections, p.129
  3. "1962 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
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