Wigan by-election, 1948
A by-election for the constituency of Wigan in the United Kingdom House of Commons was held on 4 March 1948, caused by the death of the incumbent Labour MP William Foster. The result was a hold for the Labour Party, with their candidate Ronald Williams.
The candidate Owen L Roberts was an ex-RAF Pathfinder observer who fought the election 'for the peace and prosperity of the country'
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs