1966 General Election

Leicester South West

Labour hold / Herbert Bowden
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBowden, Herbert18,82258.7%+9.3%
 ConservativeBoardman, Thomas13,26841.3%+3.9%
Majority5,55417.4%+5.4%
Turnout32,09074%-3.5%
Swing+2.7%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBoardman, Thomas12,89751.6%+10.3%
 LabourSandelson, Neville8,95835.9%-22.8%
 LiberalBeech, Colin3,12512.5%N/A
Majority3,93915.7%N/A
Turnout24,980INF%0%
Swing+16.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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