1959 General Election

High Peak

Conservative hold / Arthur Hugh Elsdale Molson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeMolson, Arthur Hugh Elsdale18,73846%-2.4%
 LabourConlan, Bernard13,82734%-0.6%
 LiberalCawley, Stephen R8,13820%+3%
Majority4,91112%-1.8%
Turnout40,70382.7%3.2%
Swing-0.9%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWalder, Alan David13,06937.4%-8.6%
 LabourHalsall, Wilfred McCormack11,20132.1%-1.9%
 LiberalWrigley, Dennis Ian10,67430.5%+10.5%
Majority1,8685.3%-6.7%
Turnout34,944INF%0%
Swing-3.35%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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