1951 General Election

Farnworth

Labour hold / George Tomlinson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourTomlinson, George26,29759.2%+2.6%
 ConservativeSeddon, Jesse18,11240.8%+9%
Majority8,18518.4%-6.4%
Turnout44,40986.8%-1.4%
Swing-3.2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourThornton, Ernest21,83459.9%+0.7%
 ConservativeMoore, DH14,61540.1%-0.7%
Majority7,21919.8%+1.4%
Turnout36,449INF%0%
Swing+0.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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