Paisley by-election, 1961
The election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Labour member Douglas Harold Johnston as a Senator of the College of Justice, a judicial post. The candidates were John Robertson for the Labour Party, John Bannerman for the Liberals and G R Rickman for the Conservatives. Robertson held the seat for Labour with a reduced majority of 1,658 from the Liberal candidate.
|Liberal||John MacDonald Bannerman||17,542||41.4||n/a|
|Unionist||Geoffrey R. Rickman||5,597||13.1||-29.6|