1966 United Kingdom general election

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The 1966 United Kingdom general election on 31 March 1966 was won by incumbent Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson and was regarded as an easy victory.wikipedia
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Harold Wilson

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The 1966 United Kingdom general election on 31 March 1966 was won by incumbent Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson and was regarded as an easy victory.
Narrowly winning the 1964 general election, Wilson won an increased majority in a snap 1966 election.

1964 United Kingdom general election

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Wilson's decision to call a snap election turned on the fact that his government, elected a mere 17 months previously in 1964, had an unworkably small majority of only 4 MPs.
This proved to be unworkable, and Wilson called a snap election in 1966.

Edward Heath

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Shortly after the local elections, Sir Alec Douglas-Home was replaced by Edward Heath as leader of the Conservative Party.
Heath was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1965; he retained that position despite losing the 1966 general election.

Billericay (UK Parliament constituency)

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Edward Gardner (Billericay)
It returned Conservative MPs at every election except 1966.

Aberdeen South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Priscilla Buchan, Lady Tweedsmuir (Aberdeen South)
However, the same list of wards – Ferryhill, Holburn, Rosemount, Rubislaw, Ruthrieston and Torry – continued to define Aberdeen South, and the same boundaries were used for the 1959 general election, the 1964 general election, the 1966 general election, the 1970 general election, the February 1974 general election and the October 1974 general election.

High Peak (UK Parliament constituency)

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David Walder (High Peak)
Since the 1966 general election, the seat has been somewhat of a bellwether, with only three exceptions.

1965 Leyton by-election

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Prior to the 1966 general election, Labour had performed poorly in local elections in 1965, and lost a by-election, cutting their majority to just two.
Gordon-Walker regained the seat for Labour at 1966 general election.

Dudley Smith

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Dudley Smith (Brentford and Chiswick)
He was MP for Brentford and Chiswick from 1959 until he lost the seat at the 1966 general election to Michael Barnes, then won the Warwick and Leamington by-election of 1968.

Berwick and East Lothian (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sir William Anstruther-Gray, 1st Baronet (Berwick and East Lothian), Chairman of the 1922 Committee

Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Baroness Hornsby-Smith

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Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith (Chislehurst)
At the 1966 election, she lost her seat to Labour's Alistair Macdonald, by a majority of only 810.

Sir Anthony Meyer, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Anthony Meyer (Eton and Slough)
In the 1966 General Election he lost his seat to Labour's Joan Lestor by 4,663 votes.

Arthur Tiley

Arthur Tiley (Bradford West)
He held the seat until his defeat at the 1966 general election by Labour's Norman Haseldine.

Peter Thomas, Baron Thomas of Gwydir

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Peter Thomas (Conwy)
Although he had held his Conway seat (and steadily increased his majority) since 1951, he narrowly lost to Labour at the 1966 general election, but returned as MP for Hendon South at the general election in June 1970, a position which he held until retiring in 1987.

Wyndham Davies

Wyndham Davies (Birmingham Perry Barr)
However, Davies served for only 17 months, losing his seat to the Labour candidate Christopher Price at the 1966 general election.