1959 General Election

Manchester Openshaw

Labour hold / William Richard Williams
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilliams, William Richard24,97560.2%+0.4%
 ConservativeSchofield, Michael B16,53739.8%-0.4%
Majority8,43820.4%+0.8%
Turnout41,51276%3.3%
Swing+0.4%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMorris, Charles Richard16,10165.9%+5.7%
 ConservativeFitzsimmons, Gerald7,13929.2%-10.6%
 CommunistMarsden, Edwin1,1854.9%N/A
Majority8,96236.7%+16.3%
Turnout24,425INF%0%
Swing+8.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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