1945 Monmouth by-election

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.wikipedia
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Peter Thorneycroft

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The seat had become vacant on the death of the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Pym, and the by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Peter Thorneycroft.
In the 1945 general election, he lost his seat to his Labour opponent, Stephen Swingler, but he returned in the 1945 Monmouth by-election for Monmouth a few months later.

Monmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.

1939 Monmouth by-election

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Pym had held the seat since a by-election in 1939.

By-election

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.

United Kingdom constituencies

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.

Wales

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The Monmouth by-election, 1945 was a by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Monmouth in Wales on 30 October 1945.

Conservative Party (UK)

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The seat had become vacant on the death of the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Pym, and the by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Peter Thorneycroft.

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The seat had become vacant on the death of the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Pym, and the by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Peter Thorneycroft.

Leslie Pym

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The seat had become vacant on the death of the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Pym, and the by-election was won by the Conservative candidate Peter Thorneycroft.

1945 United Kingdom general election

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The Conservative MP Leslie Pym had died at the age of 61 on 17 July 1945, only 5 days after polling in the 1945 general election, but 9 days before the declaration.

Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)

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The Conservative candidate was 36-year-old Peter Thorneycroft, who had been the MP for Stafford from a 1938 by-election until his defeat at the 1945 general election.

1938 Stafford by-election

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The Conservative candidate was 36-year-old Peter Thorneycroft, who had been the MP for Stafford from a 1938 by-election until his defeat at the 1945 general election.

Labour Party (UK)

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The Labour Party candidate was A. B. L. Oakley, who had been the unsuccessful candidate at the general election in July.

1966 United Kingdom general election

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He held the seat until his defeat at the 1966 general election, serving as a senior Cabinet in the government of Harold Macmillan.

Cabinet of the United Kingdom

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He held the seat until his defeat at the 1966 general election, serving as a senior Cabinet in the government of Harold Macmillan.

Harold Macmillan

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He held the seat until his defeat at the 1966 general election, serving as a senior Cabinet in the government of Harold Macmillan.

Monmouth

United Kingdom by-election records

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Prior to that, the last Welsh by-elections without official Welsh Nationalist candidates were the 1950 Abertillery by-election, the 1946 Pontypool by-election and the 1945 Monmouth by-election.