1959 General Election

Paisley

Labour hold / Douglas Harold Johnston
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourJohnston, Douglas Harold28,51957.3%+1%
 Scottish UnionistRickman, Geoffrey R21,25042.7%-1%
Majority7,26914.6%+2%
Turnout49,76978.9%2.8%
Swing+1%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Senator of the College of Justice
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRobertson, John19,20045.3%-12%
 LiberalBannerman, John MacDonald17,54241.4%N/A
 Scottish UnionistRickman, Geoffrey R5,59713.2%-29.5%
Majority1,6583.9%-10.7%
Turnout42,339INF%0%
Swing-5.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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