1959 General Election

Deptford

Labour hold / Sir Leslie Arthur Plummer
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPlummer, Sir Leslie Arthur21,22661.9%-3.8%
 ConservativeBrimacombe, John D13,03838.1%+3.8%
Majority8,18823.8%-7.6%
Turnout34,26472.7%3.1%
Swing-3.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSilkin, John Ernest12,20958.3%-3.6%
 LiberalPenwarden, DJ4,72622.5%N/A
 ConservativeBrimacombe, JD4,02319.2%-18.9%
Majority7,48335.8%+12%
Turnout20,958INF%0%
Swing-3.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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