1951 General Election

Bournemouth East and Christchurch

Conservative hold / Brendan Bracken
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBracken, Brendan29,13863.3%+4.5%
 LabourBarnes, Hallam11,55025.1%-2.1%
 LiberalHolland, John5,33811.6%-2.4%
Majority17,58838.2%+6.6%
Turnout46,02680.8%-4.2%
Swing+3.3%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeNicolson, Nigel22,48061.9%-1.4%
 LabourRees, RD8,49823.4%-1.7%
 LiberalHolland, John3,67310.1%-1.5%
 IndependentKermode, S1,6934.7%N/A
Majority13,98238.5%+0.3%
Turnout36,344INF%0%
Swing+0.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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