1951 General Election

Wakefield

Labour hold / Arthur Greenwood
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourGreenwood, Arthur27,10058.3%+2.9%
 ConservativeGrant, Maurice19,39841.7%+7.8%
Majority7,70216.6%-4.9%
Turnout46,49885.3%-2%
Swing-2.45%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourJones, Arthur Creech21,82258.1%-0.2%
 ConservativeMacmillan, Maurice Victor15,71441.9%+0.2%
Majority6,10816.2%-0.4%
Turnout37,53668.6%-16.7%
Swing-0.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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