1959 General Election

Manchester Moss Side

Conservative hold / James Watts
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWatts, James22,09062.3%-2%
 LabourMorris, Norman13,37137.7%+2%
Majority8,71924.6%-4%
Turnout35,46169.2%0.1%
Swing-2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeTaylor, Frank Henry9,53341.1%-21.2%
 LiberalHargreaves, Ruslyn Harold6,44727.8%N/A
 LabourOakes, Gordon James5,98025.8%-11.9%
 Union MovementHesketh, Walter1,2125.2%N/A
Majority3,08613.3%-11.3%
Turnout23,172INF%0%
Swing-11.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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