1944 Clay Cross by-election
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The Clay Cross by-election of 1944 was held on 14 April 1944.wikipedia
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The Clay Cross by-election of 1944 was held on 14 April 1944.
The byelection was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, George Ridley.
It was won by the Labour candidate Harold Neal.
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The President of the Board of Trade refused him permission for a leave of absence to fight a campaign.
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In April 1944, he came a poor third at the Clay Cross by-election, losing his deposit.
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Douglas-Home went on to contest the Clay Cross by-election in April 1944, where he came a poor third, and was later imprisoned for a year with hard labour after being court-martialled for refusing to fight in the attack on Le Havre after the allied forces had refused a German request to suspend hostilities to allow civilian evacuation.