1959 General Election

Rutherglen

Scottish Unionist hold / Richard Charles Brooman-White
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistBrooman-White, Richard Charles19,14652.1%-0.8%
 LabourMilne, Edward James17,62447.9%+0.8%
Majority1,5224.2%-1.6%
Turnout36,77085.8%1.8%
Swing-0.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMackenzie, James Gregor18,88555.5%+7.6%
 Scottish UnionistSproat, Iain MacDonald15,13844.5%-7.6%
Majority3,74711%N/A
Turnout34,023INF%0%
Swing+7.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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