1959 General Election

East Fife

National Liberal and Conservative hold / Sir James Henderson Stewart
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 National Liberal and ConservativeStewart, Sir James Henderson26,58569.9%-0.7%
 LabourNicol, John11,42130.1%+0.7%
Majority15,16439.8%-1.4%
Turnout38,00676.3%3.1%
Swing-0.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistGilmour, Sir John Edward15,94847.4%-22.5%
 LabourSmith, John8,88226.4%-3.7%
 LiberalLeach, Donald Frederick8,78626.1%N/A
Majority7,06621%-18.8%
Turnout33,616INF%0%
Swing-9.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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