1945 General Election

Edinburgh East

Labour hold / Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPethick-Lawrence, Frederick William19,30056.4%+13.2%
 Scottish UnionistSinclair, William Angus12,77137.3%-2.3%
 SNPYeaman, Frederick2,1496.3%N/A
Majority6,52919.1%+15.5%
Turnout34,22069.4%0.8%
Swing+7.75%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourThomson, George Reid15,48261.6%+5.2%
 ConservativeGalbraith, Thomas Galloway Dunlop9,66538.4%N/A
Majority5,81723.2%+4.1%
Turnout25,147INF%0%
Swing+3.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord Justice Clerk
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWheatley, John16,90650.5%-5.9%
 National Liberal and ConservativeMathews, DM11,49034.3%N/A
 LiberalJunor, John Donald Brown3,37910.1%N/A
 SNPDott, Mary1,6825%-1.3%
Majority5,41616.2%-2.9%
Turnout33,457INF%0%
Swing-1.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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