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1961 Worcester by-election

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The 1961 Worcester by-election 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.

Candidates

The local Liberals selected 40-year-old journalist Robert Glenton as their candidate. He was an international rally driver, and a motoring correspondent for the Sunday Express. Born in June 1920 and educated at Scarborough College, he had previously stood as Liberal candidate for Hitchin at the 1959 general election.[1]

Worcester by-election, 1961[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 15,087 39.7 -18.0
Labour Bryan 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

References

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