Medway Elects

Gravesend By-election
26 November 1947

A by-election was held in Gravesend on 26 November 1947 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency after the Labour MP Garry Allighan was expelled from the House of Commons.

Labour won the previous election in 1945 with a majority of 7,056. At this election, they held the seat with a majority of 1,675.

Richard Acland was elected as the member of parliament for Gravesend.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 1,675 3.5
  Turnout 47,709
  Labour hold

To order the candidates by name or number of votes received, click on the appropriate column heading.

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