1959 General Election

Edinburgh North

Scottish Unionist hold / William Rankine Milligan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistMilligan, William Rankine19,99164%+2.3%
 LabourStott, George Gordon11,23536%-2.3%
Majority8,75628%+4.6%
Turnout31,22678.3%6.3%
Swing+2.3%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment to the Court of Session
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistScott, Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas12,10954.2%-9.8%
 LabourMurray, Ronald King6,77530.3%-5.7%
 LiberalMcPake, R3,45815.5%N/A
Majority5,33423.9%-4.1%
Turnout22,342INF%0%
Swing-2.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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