1950 Bristol South East by-election

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The Bristol South East by-election, 1950 was a by-election held on 30 November 1950 for the British House of Commons constituency of Bristol South East in the city of Bristol. The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Sir Stafford Cripps had resigned from Parliament due to ill-health.

The Labour candidate Tony Benn held the seat for his party.[1] It was the first of four by-election victories for Benn in the course of his 45-year career in Parliament, the others being Bristol South East in 1961, Bristol South East in 1963 and Chesterfield in 1984.


Bristol South East by-election, 30th November 1950[2] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Benn 19,367 56.7 −5.9
Conservative James Lindsay 12,018 35.2 +8.4
Liberal Doreen Gorsky 2,752 8.1 −1.4
Majority 7,349 21.5 −14.3
Turnout 34,137 61.1 −23.9
Labour hold Swing −7.2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Benn, Tony (2012). Years Of Hope: Diaries,Letters and Papers 1940-1962. Random House. ISBN 9781446493366.
  2. ^ "1950 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)