1959 General Election

Chippenham

Conservative hold / David McAdam Eccles
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeEccles, David McAdam21,69652.1%+0.4%
 LabourPortus, Robert W12,91131%-4.1%
 LiberalHall, John C7,05916.9%+3.8%
Majority8,78521.1%+4.5%
Turnout41,66675.6%-4.5%
Swing+2.25%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAwdry, Daniel Edmund13,43936.8%-15.3%
 LiberalLayton, Christopher11,85132.5%+15.6%
 LabourPortus, RW10,63329.1%-1.9%
 IndependentJerrome, K2600.7%N/A
 IndependentNaylor, J2370.6%N/A
 IndependentSmith, M880.2%N/A
Majority1,5884.3%-16.8%
Turnout36,508INF%0%
Swing-15.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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