1959 General Election

Faversham

Labour hold / Percy Lawrence Wells
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWells, Percy Lawrence24,32750.3%+0.2%
 ConservativeOlsen, Elsie MS24,07449.7%-0.2%
Majority2530.6%+0.4%
Turnout48,40180%-3.2%
Swing+0.2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBoston, Terence George24,74955.1%+4.8%
 ConservativeOlsen, Elsie MS19,80844.1%-5.6%
 IndependentEckley, Russell3520.8%N/A
Majority4,94111%+10.4%
Turnout44,909INF%0%
Swing+5.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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