1929 General Election

Gateshead

Labour hold / James Benjamin Melville
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMelville, James Benjamin28,39352.5%+2.3%
 UnionistOrr-Ewing, Ian Leslie11,64421.5%-8.7%
 LiberalFennell, John10,31419.1%-0.5%
 IndependentWatson, John Leonard3,6886.8%N/A
Majority16,74931%+11%
Turnout54,03973.9%-8.8%
Swing+5.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourEvans, Herbert22,89351.6%-0.9%
 ConservativeHeadlam, Cuthbert Morley21,50148.4%+26.9%
Majority1,3923.2%-27.8%
Turnout44,39460.8%-13.1%
Swing-13.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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