1931 General Election

Edinburgh West

Scottish Unionist gain from Labour / Wilfrid Guild Normand
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistNormand, Wilfrid Guild31,40771.2%+39.5%
 LabourMathers, George12,70428.8%-9.8%
Majority18,70342.4%N/A
Turnout44,11179.2%4.4%
Swing+24.65%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistCooper, Thomas Mackay16,37353%-18.2%
 LabourMcAdam, W10,46233.9%+5.1%
 LiberalPaish, George4,05913.1%N/A
Majority5,91119.1%-23.3%
Turnout30,89451.2%-28%
Swing-11.65%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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