1966 General Election

Bridgwater

Conservative hold / Sir Gerald Wills
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWills, Sir Gerald20,85044.4%-0.4%
 LabourMayer, Richard17,86438.1%+6.6%
 LiberalWatkins, Philip8,20517.5%-1.9%
Majority2,9866.3%-7%
Turnout46,91980.2%-0.1%
Swing-3.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeKing, Tom25,68755.5%+11.1%
 LabourMayer, Richard14,77231.9%-6.2%
 LiberalO'Loughlin, Patrick5,83212.6%-4.9%
Majority10,91523.6%+17.3%
Turnout46,291INF%0%
Swing+8.65%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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