1951 General Election

Isle of Thanet

Conservative hold / Edward Carson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCarson, Edward33,55161.6%+6.1%
 LabourShaw, Otto Leslie20,89238.4%+2%
Majority12,65923.2%+4.1%
Turnout54,44378%-5%
Swing+2.05%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeRees-Davies, William Rupert25,26161.3%-0.3%
 LabourWoodbridge, F15,93538.7%+0.3%
Majority9,32622.6%-0.6%
Turnout41,196INF%0%
Swing-0.3%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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