Stirling and Falkirk by-election, 1948

A by-election for the constituency of Stirling and Falkirk in the House of Commons was held on 7 October 1948, caused by the death of the incumbent Labour MP Joseph Westwood. The result was a hold for the Labour Party, with their candidate Malcolm MacPherson.


Stirling and Falkirk[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm MacPherson 17,001 49.1
Unionist Lt/Col W Forbes 14,826 42.8
SNP Robert Curran 2,831 8.1
Majority 2,175

Previous election

General Election 1945: Stirling and Falkirk[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Westwood 18,326 56.1
Unionist JFG Thomson 14,323 43.i8
Majority 4,003 12.3
Turnout 71.7


  1. "1948 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. "Politics Resources". Election 1945. Politics Resources. 5 July 1945. Retrieved 2011-11-08.

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