Edinburgh North by-election, 1960

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 bt 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 54.2
Labour Ronald King Murray 6,775 30.3
Liberal R, McPake 3,458 15.5
Majority 5,334
Turnout 53.1
Conservative hold Swing


  1. The Times, 20 May 1960
  2. "1960 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2015-08-15.

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