1959 General Election

Brighouse and Spenborough

Labour hold / Lewis John Edwards
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourEdwards, Lewis John23,29050.1%-1.7%
 Conservative and National LiberalShaw, Michael Norman23,24349.9%+1.7%
Majority470.2%-3.4%
Turnout46,53384.5%0.8%
Swing-1.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Conservative and National LiberalShaw, Michael Norman22,47250.8%+0.9%
 LabourJackson, George Colin21,80649.2%-0.9%
Majority6661.6%N/A
Turnout44,278INF%0%
Swing+0.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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