Oxford University by-election, 1937

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The Oxford University by-election of 1937 was held on 27 February 1937. The by-election was held due to the appointment as provost of eton college of the incumbent Conservative MP, Lord Hugh Cecil. It was won by the Independent candidate James Arthur Salter.[1]

By-Election 23–27 February 1937: Oxford University
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sir Arthur Salter 7,580 50.18 N/A
Conservative Sir (Edward) Farquhar Buzzard, Bt 3,917 25.93 N/A
Independent Conservative Prof. Frederick Alan Lindemann 3,608 23.89 N/A
Majority 3,663 24.25 N/A
Turnout 15,105 62.68 N/A
Registered electors 24,021
Independent gain from Conservative Swing N/A