1945 General Election

Sowerby

Labour gain from Conservative / John William Belcher
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBelcher, John William17,71050.8%+4.6%
 ConservativeMcCorquodale, Malcolm Stewart10,77730.9%-22.9%
 LiberalMoore, Douglas Eugene6,37318.3%N/A
Majority6,93319.9%N/A
Turnout34,86081.9%6%
Swing+13.75%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHoughton, Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas18,60653.1%+2.3%
 ConservativeBryan, PEO16,45446.9%+16%
Majority2,1526.2%-13.7%
Turnout35,060INF%0%
Swing-6.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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