1945 General Election

Gravesend

Labour gain from Conservative / Ernest George Allighan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAllighan, Ernest George21,60952.5%+8.6%
 ConservativeAlbery, Irving James14,55335.3%-20.8%
 LiberalGoodfellow, Reginald5,03312.2%N/A
Majority7,05617.2%N/A
Turnout41,19574.5%2.1%
Swing+14.7%
By-election held due to the MP's expulsion from the House of Commons after he was found guilty of contempt of the House and a gross breach of privilege
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAcland, Richard Thomas Dyke24,69251.8%-0.7%
 ConservativeTaylor, Frank23,01748.2%+12.9%
Majority1,6753.6%-13.6%
Turnout47,709INF%0%
Swing-6.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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