1954 Bournemouth West by-election

The Bournemouth West by-election was held on 18 February 1954. It was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil. It was won by the Conservative candidate, John Eden.[1] When Eden was elected he was the youngest member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, known as Baby of the House.

By Election 18 February 1954: Bournemouth West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Eden 20,695 69.68 +4.19
Labour Henry Brinton 9,006 30.32 -4.19
Majority 11,689 39.36 +8.38
Turnout 29,701
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1954 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.


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