1959 General Election

Oswestry

Conservative hold / William David Ormsby-Gore
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeOrmsby-Gore, William David21,05555.9%-8.9%
 LabourThomas, Glyn10,53128%-7.2%
 LiberalRees, David G6,06816.1%N/A
Majority10,52427.9%-1.7%
Turnout37,65474.2%4%
Swing-0.85%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as British Ambassador to Washington
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBiffen, William John12,42840.8%-15.1%
 LiberalBuchanan, John R8,64728.4%+12.3%
 LabourWalden, Alastair Brian8,51928%0%
 Patriotic FrontDayton, John E8392.8%N/A
Majority3,78112.4%-15.5%
Turnout30,433INF%0%
Swing-13.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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