1951 General Election

Canterbury

Conservative hold / John Baker White
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWhite, John Baker28,63261.1%+5.2%
 LabourJones, John14,54331%+0.2%
 LiberalPayne, Thomas3,6957.9%-5.4%
Majority14,08930.1%+5%
Turnout46,87080.1%-2.4%
Swing+2.5%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeThomas, Leslie Montagu19,40067%+5.9%
 LabourJones, JAE9,56033%+2%
Majority9,84034%+3.9%
Turnout28,960INF%0%
Swing+1.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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