1945 General Election

Combined Scottish Universities

(3 seats)

National Government hold / John Anderson
Independent gain from Liberal National / John Boyd Orr
Scottish Unionist hold / John Graham Kerr
This seat elected three MPs using the single transferrable vote system. Results shown use first preferences, and are in the order of those who stayed in the running longest. The constituency represented the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 National GovernmentAnderson, John16,01148.8%N/A
 IndependentOrr, John Boyd10,68532.6%N/A
 Scottish UnionistKerr, John Graham1,3614.2%N/A
 LabourSutherland, Halliday Gibson2,8608.7%N/A
 LiberalWeir, Ralph Somerville1,8725.7%N/A
Majority5,32616.2%N/A
Estimated Turnout10,93017.2%N/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 27-31 Jan 1936 or 21-25 Feb 1938 by-elections
By-election held due to Boyd Orr's appointment as Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistElliot, Walter Elliot22,15268.2%N/A
 LabourJoad, Cyril Edwin Mitchinson3,73111.5%N/A
 LiberalBannerman, John MacDonald2,5938%N/A
 IndependentJameson, JG2,0806.4%N/A
 Liberal NationalStevenson, RS1,9386%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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