The Farnham by-election of 1937 was held on 23 March 1937. The by-election was held due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Arthur Samuel. It was won by the Conservative candidate Godfrey Nicholson.
Peter Pain, a recently qualified barrister, contested the election for the Labour Party. Earlier in the decade, he had visited a Hitler Youth camp, and this experience convinced him that a war was inevitable, and that he should opposed Nazism by becoming a socialist.
Linton Thorp, who contested the election as an independent conservative, was a former Conservative MP who had left the party believing that some of its policies were too close to socialism. He stood with the support of the pro-Nazi Liberty Restoration League.
|Ind. Conservative||Linton Thorp||2,327||7.5||N/A|
- Church, Rex (27 February 2003). "Obituary: Sir Peter Pain". The Guardian.
- Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, vol.3, p.356
|This by-elections to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in England-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|