The Fulham West by-election, held on 6 April 1938, was won by Edith Summerskill for Labour. It also saw the first by-election opinion poll in British politics.


The first by-election opinion poll got it right, whilst pundits got it wrong

The Fulham West by-election 1938 was won for Labour by Edith Summerskill, taking the seat from the Conservatives by 52%-48% in the face of widespread predictions by pundits that the Tories would hold on. Why mention this? … Read the full post »