1945 General Election

Bournemouth

Conservative hold / Chares Ernest Leonard Lyle
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLyle, Chares Ernest Leonard34,54455.4%-15.7%
 LiberalWigoder, Basil Thomas14,23222.8%N/A
 LabourPollard, Robert Spence Watson13,52221.7%-7.2%
Majority20,31232.6%-9.6%
Turnout62,29871.2%8.6%
Swing-19.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 27 Jun 1940 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBracken, Brendan22,98046.8%-8.6%
 LabourShackleton, Edward Arthur Alexander16,52633.7%+12%
 LiberalWigoder, Basil Thomas9,54819.5%-3.3%
Majority6,45413.1%-19.5%
Turnout49,054INF%0%
Swing-10.3%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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