1959 General Election

Dundee West

Labour hold / Evelyn John St Loe Strachey
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourStrachey, Evelyn John St Loe25,85749.6%-0.9%
 Scottish UnionistTayor, Dr Robert R25,14348.3%+1.4%
 CommunistBowman, David P1,0872.1%-0.5%
Majority7141.3%-2.3%
Turnout52,08783.6%0.9%
Swing-1.15%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourDoig, Peter Muir22,44950.6%+1%
 Scottish UnionistTaylor, Dr Robert R17,49439.4%-8.9%
 SNPLees, Dr James Corson3,2857.4%N/A
 CommunistBowman, David P1,1702.6%+0.5%
Majority4,95511.2%+9.9%
Turnout44,398INF%0%
Swing+4.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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