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The Walthamstow East
Walthamstow East was a parliamentary constituency in what was then the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow in east London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.The constituency was...
A by-election is an election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between regularly scheduled elections....
of 27 March 1969 was held following the death of Labour
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...
Member of Parliament
A Member of Parliament is a representative of the voters to a :parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, the term applies specifically to members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title, such as senate, and thus also have different titles for its members,...
(MP) William Robinson
William Oscar James Robinson was a British Labour Party politician.He was elected at the 1966 general election as Member of Parliament for Walthamstow East, winning the seat with a majority of 1,807 over the sitting Conservative Party MP John Harvey...
. The seat was won by the opposition Conservative Party
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...