1959 General Election

Colchester

Conservative hold / Cuthbert James McCall Alport
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAlport, Cuthbert James McCall24,59251.6%-3.9%
 LabourEdmonson, Joan I17,09635.9%-8.6%
 LiberalLinfoot, Peter M5,94212.5%N/A
Majority7,49615.7%+4.7%
Turnout47,63077.1%-3.4%
Swing+2.35%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as British High Commissioner to Rhodesia
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAlport, Cuthbert James McCall24,59251.6%0%
 LabourEdmonson, Joan I17,09635.9%0%
 LiberalLinfoot, Peter M5,94212.5%0%
Majority7,49615.7%-0%
Turnout47,630INF%0%
Swing+43.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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