1959 General Election

Glasgow Bridgeton

Labour hold / James Carmichael
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourCarmichael, James21,04863.4%+5.7%
 Scottish UnionistDocherty, Iain12,13936.6%+1.7%
Majority8,90926.8%+4%
Turnout33,18768.5%2.5%
Swing+2%
By-election held due to the MP's retirement
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBennett, James10,93057.5%-5.9%
 Scottish UnionistMcNeill, M3,93520.7%-15.9%
 SNPMacdonald, Ian CH3,54918.7%N/A
 Independent Labour PartyStone, George5863.1%N/A
Majority6,99536.8%+10%
Turnout19,000INF%0%
Swing+5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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