1959 General Election

Lincoln

Labour hold / Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFreitas, Geoffrey Stanley de23,62955.1%-1.1%
 ConservativePriestley, Leslie Herbert19,24044.9%+1.1%
Majority4,38910.2%-2.2%
Turnout42,86984.1%-1.8%
Swing-1.1%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as British High Commissioner to Ghana
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourTaverne, Dick19,03850.5%-4.6%
 ConservativeGrieve, William Percival11,38630.2%-14.7%
 LiberalFurnell, Patrick Arthur Thomas6,85618.2%N/A
 IndependentTaylor, A4121.1%N/A
Majority7,65220.3%+10.1%
Turnout37,692INF%0%
Swing+5.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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