1945 General Election

Wigan

Labour hold / William Foster
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFoster, William31,93268.5%+7.2%
 ConservativeHulbert-Powell, Evelyn Charles Lacy14,66631.5%-7.2%
Majority17,26637%+14.4%
Turnout46,59881.3%-0.4%
Swing+7.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 11 Mar 1942 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilliams, Ronald Watkins28,94159.1%-9.4%
 ConservativeDowling, Harold17,46635.7%+4.2%
 CommunistRowlandson, T1,6473.4%N/A
 King's CavalierRoberts, Owen9321.9%N/A
Majority11,47523.4%-13.6%
Turnout48,986INF%0%
Swing-6.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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