13 JUNE 1931, Page 3

By-Election The result of the by-election at Gateshead was declared

on Tuesday, as follows :— MAJOR EVANS (Labour) ..

22,893 COLONEL HEADLAM (Conservative) .. 21,501 Labour Majority .. 1,392

The last Labour Member, Sir James Melville, in a four. cornered election, had a majority of 16,749. About 11,000 fewer votes were cast this week, and the Conservative poll almost equalled the votes cast for the Liberal and Conservative candidates at the last election. The Labour votes dropped by about 5,500.

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