1959 General Election

Mid Bedfordshire

Conservative hold / Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLennox-Boyd, Alan Tindal21,30146.8%-7.9%
 LabourMagee, Bryan Edgar16,12735.4%-9.9%
 LiberalMatthews, Wilfred G8,09917.8%N/A
Majority5,17411.4%+2%
Turnout45,52777.6%-3.8%
Swing+1%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeHastings, Stephen Lewis Edmonstone17,50345.4%-1.4%
 LabourMagee, Bryan Edgar11,28129.2%-6.2%
 LiberalMatthews, Wilfred G9,55024.8%+7%
 New ConservativeGilliard, CFH2350.6%N/A
Majority6,22216.2%+4.8%
Turnout38,569INF%0%
Swing+2.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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