UK General Election, 1959:

Party Vote and Lost deposits

116 candidates lost their £150 deposits by securing less than 12.5% of the vosts cast.

PartyNumber of
candidates
Total Votes% of Total Vote
achieved
Vote as % of
electorate
Vote as % of
Total Vote in
seats contested
Number of
lost deposits
Total cost
Alert Party1788 0.00% 0.00% 1.86%1£150
Communist1830897 0.11% 0.09% 4.07%17£2550
Conservative5791262319245.31%35.67%49.13%2£300
Conservative & Lib6126951 0.46% 0.36%44.88%0£0
Conservative & Nat Lib12252295 0.91% 0.71%45.94%0£0
Fellowship Party11189 0.00% 0.00% 2.57%1£150
Fife Socialist League14886 0.02% 0.01%10.73%1£150
Ind619655 0.07% 0.06% 8.44%5£750
Ind Conservative11955 0.01% 0.01% 4.20%1£150
Ind Labour120062 0.07% 0.06%37.59%0£0
Ind Labour Party2923 0.00% 0.00% 1.54%2£300
Ind Liberal24473 0.02% 0.01% 5.71%2£300
Ind Ulster Unionist133093 0.12% 0.09%70.02%0£0
Labour6181217179643.69%34.39%44.62%1£150
Lancastrian Party11889 0.01% 0.01% 4.56%1£150
Lib & Conservative8168268 0.60% 0.48%55.33%0£0
Liberal2161640761 5.89% 4.64%16.90%55£8250
NI Labour344370 0.16% 0.13%31.63%0£0
Nat Lib & Conservative7127433 0.46% 0.36%45.56%0£0
Nat Liberal17813 0.03% 0.02%47.22%0£0
National Labour11685 0.01% 0.00% 4.10%1£150
Plaid Cymru2077571 0.28% 0.22% 9.67%14£2100
Scottish National521738 0.08% 0.06%10.70%3£450
Sinn Fein1263415 0.23% 0.18%11.01%7£1050
Socialist Party of GB1899 0.00% 0.00% 2.36%1£150
Ulster Unionist11411920 1.48% 1.16%77.89%0£0
Union Movement12821 0.01% 0.01% 8.08%1£150

Total153627862738100.00%78.73%116£17400



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