1951 General Election

Motherwell

Labour hold / Alexander Anderson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAnderson, Alexander23,64157.3%+3.1%
 National Liberal and ConservativeSloan, Norman17,65042.7%+8.7%
Majority5,99114.6%-5.6%
Turnout41,29184.7%0.2%
Swing-2.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourLawson, George McArthur19,16356.4%-0.9%
 Scottish UnionistSloan, NA13,33439.3%-3.4%
 CommunistGollan, John1,4574.3%N/A
Majority5,82917.1%+2.5%
Turnout33,954INF%0%
Swing+1.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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