1958 Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election
The seat was marginal, having been won by the Conservatives at the 1955 United Kingdom general election by just short of 3,000 votes. Elliot's widow Katharine Elliot stood to replace her husband as a Unionist, but she was defeated by Labour's Mary McAlister.
A former cabinet minister, Walter Elliot had first been elected for the seat in 1924, having previously been MP for Lanark. He had lost the seat in the Labour landslide of 1945, but after sitting as an MP for the Scottish Universities, had fought it again in 1950 and regained it.
Result of the previous general electionEdit
Result of the by-electionEdit
|Independent Liberal||David Murray||1,622||7.63||New|
|Ind. Labour Party||W Park||587||2.76||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.67|
-  Archived 11 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine PoliticsResources.net
- The Times House of Commons 1951. The Times. London. 1951. p. 190.
- "Kelvingrove Vote Today". The Glasgow Herald. 13 March 1958. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
- "1958 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015.