1959 General Election

Leeds South

Labour hold / Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourGaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor24,44258.6%-6.6%
 ConservativeAddey, John Francis William12,95631%-3.8%
 LiberalMeeks, John Brian4,34010.4%N/A
Majority11,48627.6%-2.8%
Turnout41,73879%6.1%
Swing-1.4%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRees, Merlyn18,78562.9%+4.3%
 ConservativeUdal, J5,99620.1%-10.9%
 LiberalWalsh, B4,39914.7%+4.3%
 CommunistMendelson, Bert Rahmilevich6702.2%N/A
Majority12,78942.8%+15.2%
Turnout29,85060.5%-18.5%
Swing+7.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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