Two candidates - Conservative and Labour - kick off their campaigns with the Mayor's help.
Title: "LABOUR'S FIRST BYE-ELECTION [sic]. Mr. A. Henderson - 'Uncle Arthur' - Home Secretary opens campaign".
A story about Labour's first by-election.
C/U of Mr. H. shaking hands and chatting with a group of men.
Intertitle: "Mr. Camps, the Conservative Candidate".
C/U of Mr. C. shaking hands with a man in a flat cap, before moving to shake hands with another prospective voter. M/S of both candidates coming down the steps of a civic building with the Mayor of Burnley. Panning C/U of the two candidates standing on either side of the Mayor, several more official looking gentlemen stand in the background. M/S of the opposing candidates shaking hands in front of the Mayor.