1951 General Election

Edinburgh East

Labour hold / John Thomas Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWheatley, John Thomas25,20154.1%+0.9%
 Scottish UnionistGrant, William21,40045.9%+7.1%
Majority3,8018.2%-6.2%
Turnout46,60183.8%0.6%
Swing-3.1%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWillis, Eustace George18,95057.6%+3.5%
 Scottish UnionistGrant, William13,92242.4%-3.5%
Majority5,02815.2%+7%
Turnout32,872INF%0%
Swing+3.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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