Worcester by-election, 1961

The Worcester by-election, 1961 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Worcester on 16 March 1961. It was won by the Conservative Party candidate Peter Walker.


The local Liberals selected 40 year old journalist Robert Glenton as their candidate. He was born in June 1920 and educated at Scarborough College. He was an international rally driver and motoring correspondent for the Sunday Express. He had stood before, as Liberal candidate for Hitchin at the 1959 General Election.[1]

Worcester by-election, 1961[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Edward Walker 15,087 39.7 -18.0
Labour Bryan Capewell Stanley 11,490 30.2 -12.1
Liberal Robert Glenton 11,435 30.1 n/a
Majority 3,597 9.5 -5.9
Turnout 64.2 -15.1
Conservative hold Swing -3.0

See also


  1. The Times House of Commons, 1966
  2. "1961 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
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