1959 General Election

South Dorset

Conservative hold / Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeHinchingbrooke, Viscount22,05049.8%-0.9%
 LabourAscher, Conrad F15,35734.7%-3.6%
 LiberalNorbury-Williams, Lawrence I6,88715.5%+4.5%
Majority6,69315.1%+2.7%
Turnout44,29473.9%-5.4%
Swing+1.35%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBarnett, Nicolas Guy13,78333.5%-1.2%
 ConservativeMaude, Angus Edmund Upton13,07931.8%-18%
 LiberalNorbury-Williams, Lawrence8,91021.7%+6.2%
 Anti-Common MarketDebenham, Sir Piers Kenrick5,05712.3%N/A
 IndependentBurn, P1810.4%N/A
 IndependentFudge, M820.2%N/A
 IndependentO'Connor, JC450.1%N/A
Majority7041.7%N/A
Turnout41,137INF%0%
Swing+8.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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