1959 General Election

Petersfield

Conservative hold / Peter Richard Leigh
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLeigh, Peter Richard23,68760.9%-8.9%
 LabourDavey, John Stuart Paul8,27821.3%-8.9%
 LiberalDigby, Richard Michael6,91217.8%N/A
Majority15,40939.6%0%
Turnout38,87773.6%3.9%
Swing0
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeQuennell, Joan Mary15,61354.4%-6.5%
 LiberalDigby, Michael8,31029%+11.2%
 LabourRoyle, William4,77716.6%-4.7%
Majority7,30325.4%-14.2%
Turnout28,700INF%0%
Swing-8.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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