UK General Election results October 1959

8th October 1959
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The region in which each constituency is situated is indicated in square brackets
Orkney & Shetland — PetersfieldPlymouth Devonport — Reading
Orkney & Shetland
[S] Liberal hold
J GrimondLiberal12,09964.15%
RHW BruceConservative3,48718.49%
RS McGowanLabour3,27517.36%

Electorate: 26,435; Turnout: 71.35%;
Majority: 8,612 (45.66%)


Ormskirk
[E] Conservative hold
D GloverConservative32,95269.15%
GE RobertsLabour14,70130.85%

Electorate: 61,420; Turnout: 77.59%;
Majority: 18,251 (38.30%)


Orpington
[E] Conservative hold
WDM SumnerConservative24,30356.60%
NJ HartLabour9,54322.23%
JO GallowayLiberal9,09221.17%

Electorate: 51,872; Turnout: 82.78%;
Majority: 14,760 (34.38%)


Oswestry
[E] Conservative hold
WD Ormsby-GoreConservative21,05555.92%
G ThomasLabour10,53127.97%
DG ReesLiberal6,06816.12%

Electorate: 50,772; Turnout: 74.16%;
Majority: 10,524 (27.95%)


Oxford
[E] Conservative hold
CM WoodhouseConservative26,79850.95%
LN AndertonLabour18,31034.81%
IRM DaviesLiberal7,49114.24%

Electorate: 66,655; Turnout: 78.91%;
Majority: 8,488 (16.14%)


Paddington North
[E] Labour hold
BT ParkinLabour14,39751.37%
HHS MontefioreConservative13,62948.63%

Electorate: 40,952; Turnout: 68.44%;
Majority: 768 (2.74%)


Paddington South
[E] Conservative hold
RA AllanConservative16,00664.74%
DJ NisbetLabour8,71935.26%

Electorate: 40,951; Turnout: 60.38%;
Majority: 7,287 (29.47%)


Paisley
[S] Labour hold
DH JohnstonLabour28,51957.30%
GR RickmanConservative21,25042.70%

Electorate: 63,097; Turnout: 78.88%;
Majority: 7,269 (14.61%)


Peckham
[E] Labour hold
FK CorbetLabour24,38965.22%
AF LockwoodConservative13,00734.78%

Electorate: 57,850; Turnout: 64.64%;
Majority: 11,382 (30.44%)


Pembroke
[W] Labour hold
DL DonnellyLabour27,62352.94%
HG PartridgeConservative22,30142.74%
W WilliamsPlaid Cymru2,253 4.32%

Electorate: 62,372; Turnout: 83.65%;
Majority: 5,322 (10.20%)


Penistone
[E] Labour hold
JJ MendelsonLabour31,11761.10%
JB DebyConservative19,80938.90%

Electorate: 61,397; Turnout: 82.95%;
Majority: 11,308 (22.20%)


Penrith & the Border
[E] Conservative hold
WSI WhitelawConservative23,55158.16%
BP AthaLabour9,34223.07%
BG AshmoreLiberal7,60218.77%

Electorate: 51,190; Turnout: 79.11%;
Majority: 14,209 (35.09%)


Perth & East Perthshire
[S] Conservative hold
I MacArthurConservative24,21758.17%
RD McIntyreScottish National9,63723.15%
TW MooreLabour7,78118.69%

Electorate: 55,064; Turnout: 75.61%;
Majority: 14,580 (35.02%)


Peterborough
[E] Conservative hold
HC NichollsConservative27,41454.56%
B BoothroydLabour22,83045.44%

Electorate: 60,545; Turnout: 82.99%;
Majority: 4,584 (9.12%)


Petersfield
[E] Conservative hold
PR LeghConservative23,68760.93%
JSP DaveyLabour8,27821.29%
RM DigbyLiberal6,91217.78%

Electorate: 52,796; Turnout: 73.64%;
Majority: 15,409 (39.64%)

Plymouth Devonport
[E] Conservative & National Liberal hold
JH VickersConservative & Nat Lib28,48156.39%
MM FootLabour22,02743.61%

Electorate: 64,236; Turnout: 78.63%;
Majority: 6,454 (12.78%)


Plymouth Sutton
[E] Conservative hold
IM FraserConservative32,75255.75%
JD RichardsLabour25,99144.25%

Electorate: 74,078; Turnout: 79.30%;
Majority: 6,761 (11.51%)


Pontefract
[E] Labour hold
GO SylvesterLabour35,19476.38%
ET BowmanConservative10,88423.62%

Electorate: 54,677; Turnout: 84.27%;
Majority: 24,310 (52.76%)


Pontypool
[W] Labour hold
L AbseLabour26,75570.08%
PS ThomasConservative8,90323.32%
BCL MorganPlaid Cymru2,519 6.60%

Electorate: 47,452; Turnout: 80.45%;
Majority: 17,852 (46.76%)


Pontypridd
[W] Labour hold
A PearsonLabour29,85368.24%
BMR WilliamsConservative13,89631.76%

Electorate: 53,903; Turnout: 81.16%;
Majority: 15,957 (36.47%)


Poole
[E] Conservative hold
RA PilkingtonConservative26,95652.84%
AJ WilliamsLabour15,32530.04%
JC HollandLiberal8,73517.12%

Electorate: 63,554; Turnout: 80.27%;
Majority: 11,631 (22.80%)


Poplar
[E] Labour hold
CW KeyLabour22,50677.23%
PB BlackConservative6,63522.77%

Electorate: 44,412; Turnout: 65.62%;
Majority: 15,871 (54.46%)


Portsmouth Langstone
[E] Conservative hold
GP StevensConservative38,83465.39%
DG ReynoldsLabour20,55334.61%

Electorate: 79,885; Turnout: 74.34%;
Majority: 18,281 (30.78%)


Portsmouth South
[E] Conservative hold
JM LucasConservative27,89269.96%
F TowellLabour11,97930.04%

Electorate: 55,121; Turnout: 72.33%;
Majority: 15,913 (39.91%)


Portsmouth West
[E] Conservative hold
TH ClarkeConservative23,60057.65%
M BreslerLabour17,33442.35%

Electorate: 53,206; Turnout: 76.93%;
Majority: 6,266 (15.31%)


Preston North
[E] Conservative hold
HJ AmeryConservative23,99055.13%
A DavidsonLabour19,52944.87%

Electorate: 52,212; Turnout: 83.35%;
Majority: 4,461 (10.25%)


Preston South
[E] Conservative hold
A GreenConservative21,95453.69%
TG BradleyLabour18,93546.31%

Electorate: 49,809; Turnout: 82.09%;
Majority: 3,019 (7.38%)


Pudsey
[E] Conservative hold
J HileyConservative22,75250.09%
VP RichardsonLabour16,24135.76%
JS SnowdenLiberal6,42914.15%

Electorate: 52,285; Turnout: 86.87%;
Majority: 6,511 (14.33%)


Putney
[E] Conservative hold
HN LinsteadConservative28,23649.09%
D TaverneLabour23,11540.19%
MF BurnsLiberal6,16610.72%

Electorate: 71,772; Turnout: 80.14%;
Majority: 5,121 (8.90%)


Reading
[E] Conservative gain
PFH EmeryConservative26,31454.05%
I MikardoLabour22,37245.95%

Electorate: 58,772; Turnout: 82.84%;
Majority: 3,942 (8.10%)

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