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
Reigate — Rother ValleyRowley Regis & Tipton — St Pancras North
Reigate
[E] Conservative hold
JK Vaughan-MorganConservative26,96654.33%
CJ GarnsworthyLabour14,46529.14%
AH ScottLiberal8,20516.53%

Electorate: 60,266; Turnout: 82.36%;
Majority: 12,501 (25.19%)


Renfrewshire East
[S] Conservative hold
MBH AndersonConservative29,67258.65%
AJ HoustonLabour14,57928.82%
DMH StarforthLiberal6,33912.53%

Electorate: 61,060; Turnout: 82.85%;
Majority: 15,093 (29.83%)


Renfrewshire West
[S] Liberal & Conservative hold
JS MaclayLib & Conservative20,95953.51%
C MinihanLabour18,20646.49%

Electorate: 47,395; Turnout: 82.64%;
Majority: 2,753 (7.03%)


Rhondda East
[W] Labour hold
GE DaviesLabour20,56565.18%
A PowellCommunist4,58014.52%
DH PeaceConservative3,62911.50%
N WilliamsPlaid Cymru2,776 8.80%

Electorate: 37,908; Turnout: 83.23%;
Majority: 15,985 (50.67%)


Rhondda West
[W] Labour hold
IR ThomasLabour21,13071.99%
GP JamesPlaid Cymru4,97816.96%
FL PymConservative3,24211.05%

Electorate: 34,450; Turnout: 85.20%;
Majority: 16,152 (55.03%)


Richmond (Surrey)
[E] Conservative hold
A RoyleConservative27,16157.19%
CH ArchibaldLabour12,97527.32%
JA BakerLiberal7,35915.49%

Electorate: 59,852; Turnout: 79.35%;
Majority: 14,186 (29.87%)


Richmond (Yorks)
[E] Conservative hold
TPG KitsonConservative28,27075.44%
M McMillanLabour9,20324.56%

Electorate: 52,416; Turnout: 71.49%;
Majority: 19,067 (50.88%)


Ripon
[E] Conservative hold
M Stoddart-ScottConservative22,75769.92%
JH SwannLabour9,79130.08%

Electorate: 41,184; Turnout: 79.03%;
Majority: 12,966 (39.84%)


Rochdale
[E] Labour gain
J McCannLabour21,68941.47%
LHC KennedyLiberal18,94936.23%
T NormantonConservative11,66522.30%

Electorate: 61,191; Turnout: 85.47%;
Majority: 2,740 (5.24%)


Rochester & Chatham
[E] Conservative gain
JMG CritchleyConservative26,51050.98%
AG BottomleyLabour25,48749.02%

Electorate: 64,386; Turnout: 80.76%;
Majority: 1,023 (1.97%)


Romford
[E] Labour hold
RJ LedgerLabour25,55843.51%
RJS HarveyConservative24,95142.48%
D GearyLiberal8,22814.01%

Electorate: 73,082; Turnout: 80.37%;
Majority: 607 (1.03%)


Ross & Cromarty
[S] National Liberal hold
J MacleodNat Liberal7,81347.22%
JB SaggarLabour4,81529.10%
C MurchisonLiberal3,91823.68%

Electorate: 25,350; Turnout: 65.27%;
Majority: 2,998 (18.12%)


Rossendale
[E] Labour hold
AWJ GreenwoodLabour20,74347.52%
JRT HoltConservative18,15241.59%
A CooperLiberal4,75210.89%

Electorate: 50,577; Turnout: 86.30%;
Majority: 2,591 (5.94%)


Rotherham
[E] Labour hold
JH JonesLabour28,29862.80%
R HallConservative16,75937.20%

Electorate: 57,080; Turnout: 78.94%;
Majority: 11,539 (25.61%)


Rother Valley
[E] Labour hold
D GriffithsLabour43,96274.10%
WAV HoskinsConservative15,36925.90%

Electorate: 71,652; Turnout: 82.80%;
Majority: 28,593 (48.19%)

Rowley Regis & Tipton
[E] Labour hold
A HendersonLabour27,15161.25%
A TaylorConservative17,17438.75%

Electorate: 59,895; Turnout: 74.00%;
Majority: 9,977 (22.51%)


Roxburgh Selkirk & Peebles
[S] Conservative hold
CE McA DonaldsonConservative22,27550.20%
JM MacCormickLiberal12,76228.76%
T DalyellLabour9,33621.04%

Electorate: 55,459; Turnout: 80.01%;
Majority: 9,513 (21.44%)


Rugby
[E] Conservative gain
AR WiseConservative17,42942.57%
J JohnsonLabour16,95941.42%
S GoldblattLiberal6,41315.66%
AS FrostInd142 0.35%

Electorate: 47,809; Turnout: 85.64%;
Majority: 470 (1.15%)


Ruislip Northwood
[E] Conservative hold
FP CrowderConservative23,48056.99%
JL KingLabour10,42425.30%
RA WalkerLiberal7,29517.71%

Electorate: 49,198; Turnout: 83.74%;
Majority: 13,056 (31.69%)


Runcorn
[E] Conservative hold
DF VosperConservative26,61565.79%
J BarnettLabour13,83734.21%

Electorate: 49,584; Turnout: 81.58%;
Majority: 12,778 (31.59%)


Rushcliffe
[E] Conservative hold
M RedmayneConservative27,39254.41%
ND SandelsonLabour22,95245.59%

Electorate: 58,971; Turnout: 85.37%;
Majority: 4,440 (8.82%)


Rutherglen
[S] Conservative hold
RC Brooman-WhiteConservative19,14652.07%
EJ MilneLabour17,62447.93%

Electorate: 42,833; Turnout: 85.85%;
Majority: 1,522 (4.14%)


Rutland & Stamford
[E] Conservative hold
K LewisConservative19,07857.44%
CSB AtleeLabour14,13742.56%

Electorate: 41,061; Turnout: 80.89%;
Majority: 4,941 (14.88%)


Rye
[E] Conservative hold
BG IrvineConservative27,46564.82%
JR MurrayLiberal7,54917.82%
DS TilbéLabour7,35917.37%

Electorate: 54,599; Turnout: 77.61%;
Majority: 19,916 (47.00%)


Saffron Walden
[E] Conservative hold
RA ButlerConservative20,95553.22%
HN HorneLabour14,17336.00%
DJ RidleyLiberal4,24510.78%

Electorate: 48,454; Turnout: 81.26%;
Majority: 6,782 (17.23%)


St Albans
[E] Conservative hold
VH GoodhewConservative23,15752.92%
LW CarrollLabour14,65033.48%
WAN JonesLiberal5,94813.59%

Electorate: 52,823; Turnout: 82.83%;
Majority: 8,507 (19.44%)


St Helens
[E] Labour hold
L SpriggsLabour35,96162.09%
M CarlisleConservative21,95637.91%

Electorate: 75,280; Turnout: 76.94%;
Majority: 14,005 (24.18%)


St Ives
[E] National Liberal & Conservative hold
GR HowardNat Lib & Conservative15,70047.92%
D LongdenLabour8,80226.87%
GEL WhitmarshLiberal8,25825.21%

Electorate: 44,010; Turnout: 74.44%;
Majority: 6,898 (21.06%)


St Marylebone
[E] Conservative hold
WW WakefieldConservative23,27864.50%
B HoobermanLabour8,50723.57%
EM WheelerLiberal4,30411.93%

Electorate: 55,080; Turnout: 65.52%;
Majority: 14,771 (40.93%)


St Pancras North
[E] Labour hold
K RobinsonLabour22,25654.12%
DB MitchellConservative15,94938.79%
W WebsterNational Labour1,685 4.10%
J NicolsonCommunist1,230 2.99%

Electorate: 59,194; Turnout: 69.47%;
Majority: 6,307 (15.34%)

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