1960 Edinburgh North by-election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Edinburgh North by-election was held on 19 May 1960. It was held due to the appointment of the incumbent Conservative MP, William Rankine Milligan to the Court of Session. The by-election was won by the Conservative candidate, John Douglas-Scott who would later become Duke of Buccleuch.

By-election 1960: Edinburgh North[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Douglas-Scott 12,109 54.20 -9.82
Labour Ronald King Murray 6,775 30.32 -5.66
Liberal R, McPake 3,458 15.50 N/A
Majority 5,334 23.87 -4.17
Turnout 22,342 53.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, 20 May 1960
  2. ^ "1960 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2015.