Election Day in 2010 – What was happening in 1957?


Midlands News: 07.03.1957: Warwick and Leamington By Election

Polling for the Warwick and Leamington by-election.
We see signs for polling stations and voters arriving (including Anthony Eden). There are also signs for ‘Hobson’ and ‘Wilson’ visible.

The by-election was called following the resignation due to ill health of the Conservative MP and former Prime Minister Anthony Eden. The winner was John Hobson (Conservative) who represented the constituency until his death in 1967.

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