1959 General Election

Belfast South

UUP hold / David Campbell
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPCampbell, David30,16469.9%-8.5%
 NI LabourSearight, Norman9,31821.6%+4%
 Ulster LiberalMurnaghan, Sheelagh3,2537.5%N/A
 Sinn FéinO'Reilly, Brendan4341%-2.9%
Majority20,84648.3%-12.5%
Turnout43,16975%9.3%
Swing-6.25%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPPounder, Rafton John17,98964.3%-5.6%
 NI LabourSearight, Norman7,20925.8%+4.2%
 Ulster LiberalHamilton, Albert2,7749.9%+2.4%
Majority10,78038.5%-9.8%
Turnout27,972INF%0%
Swing-4.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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