1931 General Election

Skipton

Conservative hold / Ernest Roy Bird
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBird, Ernest Roy28,01368.2%+28.7%
 LabourDavies, John Percival13,05331.8%+0.6%
Majority14,96036.4%+28.1%
Turnout41,06680.3%-3.1%
Swing+14.05%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeRickards, George William18,13643%-25.2%
 LabourDavies, John Percival14,15733.5%+1.7%
 LiberalDenby, Robert Coventry9,21921.8%N/A
 CommunistRushton, James7041.7%N/A
Majority3,9799.5%-26.9%
Turnout42,21682.7%2.4%
Swing-13.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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