1931 General Election

Rhondda East

Labour hold / David Watts Morgan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMorgan, David Watts22,08668.1%+18%
 CommunistHorner, Arthur Lewis10,35931.9%+16.7%
Majority11,72736.2%+13.1%
Turnout32,44573.7%-11%
Swing+0.65%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMainwaring, William Henry14,12742.5%-25.6%
 CommunistHorner, Arthur Lewis11,22833.8%+1.9%
 LiberalThomas, William7,85123.6%N/A
Majority2,8998.7%-27.5%
Turnout33,20674.9%1.2%
Swing-13.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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