1951 General Election

Orpington

Conservative hold / Waldron Smithers
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmithers, Waldron27,24462.7%+6%
 LabourWilliams, David Vaughan16,24137.3%+4.5%
Majority11,00325.4%+1.5%
Turnout43,48582%-3.1%
Swing+0.75%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSumner, William Donald Massey20,08265.8%+3.1%
 LabourWilliams, David Vaughan10,42634.2%-3.1%
Majority9,65631.6%+6.2%
Turnout30,508INF%0%
Swing+3.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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