West Bromwich by-election, 1941


West Bromwich by-election, 1941

The West Bromwich by-election, 1941 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of West Bromwich in Staffordshire on 16 April 1941. The seat had become vacant on the resignation of the Labour Member of Parliament Frederick Roberts, who had held the seat since the 1935 general election; he died later that year.

The Labour candidate, John Dugdale, was returned unopposed. Most by-elections during World War II were unopposed, since the major parties had agreed not to contest by-elections when vacancies arose in seats held by the other parties; contests occurred only when independent candidates or minor parties chose to stand, and the Common Wealth Party was formed with the specific aim of contesting war-time by-elections.

See also

* West Bromwich (UK Parliament constituency)
* West Bromwich by-election, 1963
* West Bromwich by-election, 1973
* The town of West Bromwich
* List of United Kingdom by-elections

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