1959 General Election

Bury St Edmunds

Conservative hold / William Traven Aitken
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAitken, William Traven26,73058.7%+3.6%
 LabourWalter, Alison Margaret A18,76841.3%-3.6%
Majority7,96217.4%+7.2%
Turnout45,49874.4%-3.9%
Swing+3.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGriffiths, Eldon Wylie22,14149%-9.7%
 LabourInsley, Noel19,68243.5%+2.2%
 LiberalAfton, Richard3,3877.5%N/A
Majority2,4595.5%-11.9%
Turnout45,210INF%0%
Swing-5.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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