West Bromwich by-election, 1963

The West Bromwich by-election, 1963 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of West Bromwich in Staffordshire on 16 May 1963. It was won by the Labour Party candidate Maurice Foley.


The seat had become vacant when the sitting Labour Member of Parliament (MP), John Dugdale had died at the age of 58 on 23 March 1963. He had held the seat since a by-election in 1941.


The Labour Party candidate was 37-year-old Maurice Foley. The Conservative candidate was Mr G. Hawkins, and the Liberal Party which had not contested the seat since 1929[1] fielded N. R. W. Mawle.


The result was a victory for the Labour candidate, Maurice Foley, who took the seat with a slightly increased share of the vote. He held the seat until his resignation in 1973.


West Bromwich by-election, 1963[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Foley 20,510 58.7 +1.3
Conservative G. Hawkins 8,246 26.5 16.1
Liberal N. R. W. Mawle 6,161 17.6 N/A
Majority 12,264 35.1 +20.3
Turnout 34,917
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: West Bromwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Dugdale 26,702 57.4 4.2
Conservative A. H. Windrum 19,809 42.6 +4.4
Majority 6,893 14.8 8.8
Turnout 46,511 72.6 +2.4
Labour hold Swing 4.2

See also


    • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  1. "1963 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-17.


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