1951 General Election

Paddington North

Labour hold / William James Field
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourField, William James19,92355.7%+4.1%
 ConservativeRidsdale, Julian Errington15,87444.3%+3.3%
Majority4,04911.4%+0.8%
Turnout35,79781%-0.4%
Swing+0.4%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation after failing to overturn a conviction for 'importuning for immoral purposes'
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourParkin, Benjamin Theaker14,27453.8%-1.9%
 ConservativeEden, John Benedict12,01445.3%+1%
 Socialist (GB)Waters, WE2420.9%N/A
Majority2,2608.5%-2.9%
Turnout26,530INF%0%
Swing-1.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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