1966 General Election

Nelson and Colne

Labour hold / Samuel Silverman
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSilverman, Samuel18,40649.3%-4.2%
 ConservativeDavies, Peter13,82937%-9.5%
 IndependentDowney, Patrick5,11713.7%N/A
Majority4,57712.3%+5.3%
Turnout37,35280.9%0.2%
Swing+2.65%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWaddington, David16,46648.9%+11.9%
 LabourBoothroyd, Betty12,94438.4%-10.9%
 LiberalChadwick, David3,0169%N/A
 English NationalistTattersall, Brian1,2553.7%N/A
Majority3,52210.5%N/A
Turnout33,681INF%0%
Swing+11.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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