Buckingham by-election, 1937

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The Buckingham by-election of 1937 was a by-election held on 11 June 1937 for the British House of Commons constituency of Buckingham in Buckinghamshire.

The by-election was caused by the elevation to peerage of the town's Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) George Bowyer, who was ennobled as Baron Denham.

The result was a victory for the Conservative candidate John Whiteley, who was elected with a majority of over 5,000 votes. Whiteley died in office six years later, triggering another by-election.


By-election 1937: Buckingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Whiteley 17,919 52.6 −5.4
Labour J.V. Delayhaye 12,820 37.6 −4.4
Liberal E.J. Boyce 3,348 9.8 N/A
Majority 5,000 15.0 −1.0
Turnout 47,738 71.4 −3.7
Conservative hold Swing

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