1966 General Election

West Derbyshire

Conservative hold / Aidan Crawley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCrawley, Aidan18,38349.6%+5.4%
 LabourWhitehead, Phillip13,79137.2%+11.8%
 LiberalEdwards, Peggy4,87413.2%-17.2%
Majority4,59212.4%-1.4%
Turnout37,04883.4%-2.4%
Swing-3.2%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Chairman of London Weekend Television
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeScott-Hopkins, James16,31956.7%+7.1%
 LiberalPinney, Aza5,69619.8%+6.6%
 LabourCorbett, Robin5,28418.4%-18.8%
 IndependentGoodall, Robert1,4965.2%N/A
Majority10,62336.9%+24.5%
Turnout28,795INF%0%
Swing+0.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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