Cheltenham by-election, 1928 was a parliamentary by-election held on 26 September 1928 for the
British House of
Commons constituency of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Conservative Member of Parliament
(MP), Sir James Agg-Gardner
, had died on 9 August 1928
, aged 81. He had
held the seat since a by-election in 1911
previously been Cheltenham's MP from 1874
, and 1900
Liberal Party selected Sir John Brunner, a political
veteran who had been MP for three previous
constituencies, most recently Southport from 1923–1924.
The Conservative Party candidate was Sir Walter Preston
, who had been
MP for Mile
. The Labour Party
candidate was Florence Widdowson
Preston held the seat for the Conservatives
with a comfortable
majority of 3,760 votes over Brunner. He held the seat until his
the House of Commons
in 1937, triggering another by-election in
unsuccessfully contested the Rushcliffe constituency in Nottingham in 1929 and again in
later time under her married name of Florence Paton.
She did stand in 1935,
but finally won the Rushcliffe seat at the 1945 general
did not stand for Parliament again.