1951 General Election

Cleveland

Labour hold / Octavius George Willey
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilley, Octavius George31,23754.8%+3.4%
 ConservativeWall, Patrick Henry Bligh25,75645.2%+7.3%
Majority5,4819.6%-3.9%
Turnout56,99385.1%-0.7%
Swing-1.95%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPalmer, Arthur Montague Frank25,98554.1%-0.7%
 ConservativeWall, Patrick Henry Bligh22,06445.9%+0.7%
Majority3,9218.2%-1.4%
Turnout48,049INF%0%
Swing-0.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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