T.L. HORABIN was elected Radical Liberal member of parliament for north cornwall after a bitterly contested by-election in July 1939. The issue at the by-election was the Tory policy of a free hand for the Axis dictators in Europe. Horabin had no hestitation during the course of the election in saying that Chamberain had done more harm to the world than Hitler, on the gronds that the man who lets the mad bull out of the field to run amok is more responsible than the bull for the damage done. He doubled his predecessor's majority. In the house of commons he had consistently criticised the war effort of both the Chamberlain and the Churchill administrations on the ground of their inadequacy.