1951 General Election

Dundee East

Labour hold / Thomas Fotheringham Cook
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourCook, Thomas Fotheringham26,66853.8%+0.5%
 Scottish UnionistMurray, Janet Sutherland22,86346.2%+1.8%
Majority3,8057.6%-1.3%
Turnout49,53187.2%-1.4%
Swing-0.65%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourThomson, George Morgan22,16156.2%+2.4%
 Conservative and National LiberalCowcher, Paul14,03535.6%-10.6%
 SNPStewart, Donald James2,9317.4%N/A
 IndependentMacFarlane, EG2900.7%N/A
Majority8,12620.6%+13%
Turnout39,417INF%0%
Swing+6.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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