1931 General Election

Dumfriesshire

Liberal hold / Joseph Hunter
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalHunter, Joseph26,87377.7%+32.6%
 LabourPaterson, JS7,69322.3%+3.6%
Majority19,18055.4%+46.5%
Turnout34,56677.6%-3.8%
Swing+14.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal NationalFildes, Henry16,27160.3%N/A
 Labour Co-opDownie, J10,69739.7%+17.4%
Majority5,57420.6%N/A
Turnout26,96858.7%-18.9%
Swing+7.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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