1945 General Election

Rotherhithe

Labour hold / Benjamin Smith
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSmith, Benjamin9,74179.1%+19.4%
 ConservativeRunge, Norah Cecil2,57720.9%-19.4%
Majority7,16458.2%+38.8%
Turnout12,31868.1%-3.2%
Swing+19.4%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Chairman of the West Midlands Divisional Coal Board
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMellish, Robert Joseph7,26565%-14.1%
 LiberalMartell, Edward Drewett2,82125.3%N/A
 ConservativeBurden, Frederick Frank Arthur1,0849.7%-11.2%
Majority4,44439.7%-18.5%
Turnout11,170INF%0%
Swing+2.65%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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