1959 General Election

Kinross and West Perthshire

Scottish Unionist hold / William Gilmour Leburn
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistLeburn, William Gilmour16,25668.2%
 LabourMackenzie, James Gregor4,00816.8%
 SNPDonaldson, Arthur William3,56815%
Majority12,24851.4%
Turnout23,83271%
Swing
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistDouglas-Home, Sir Alec Frederick14,14757.4%-10.8%
 LiberalMillar, Alistair Duncan4,81919.5%N/A
 LabourForrester, Andrew3,75215.2%-1.6%
 SNPDonaldson, Arthur William1,8017.3%-7.7%
 Independent UnionistSmith, Ian780.3%N/A
 IndependentRushton, Willie George450.2%N/A
 Light and Dark Blue Conservative PartyWort, Richard230.09%N/A
Majority9,32837.9%-13.5%
Turnout24,665INF%0%
Swing-15.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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