26th July 1945 - Labour win post-war election

178px-Will_Dyson_Vote_Labour_1918_2.jpg On 26th July 1945, having just won WW2, Churchill lost the 1945 election.

In Salisbury, the Conservative candidate John Granville Morrison won with 44.02% of the vote.

Wikipedia says this about Morrison:

In 1942 he was elected Member of Parliament for Salisbury, a seat he held until 1965, and served as Chairman of the 1922 Committee between 1955 and 1964. On 1 January 1965 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Margadale, of Islay in the County of Argyll, in recognition of his “political and public services”. From 1967 to 1975, he was President of the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire between 1969 and 1981. In January 1983, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire, together with Mary Salisbury[1]

Pic: By Will Dyson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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[1] John Morrison, 1st Baron Margadale - Wikipedia