1959 General Election

West Derbyshire

Conservative hold / Edward Birkbeck Wakefield
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWakefield, Edward Birkbeck22,03461.3%+1.7%
 LabourKitts, Albert E13,92538.7%-1.7%
Majority8,10922.6%+3.4%
Turnout35,95981.1%1.1%
Swing+1.7%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Commissioner for Malta
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCrawley, Aidan Merivale12,45536%-25.3%
 LiberalGardner-Thorpe, Ronald Laurence11,23532.5%N/A
 LabourDilks, J9,43127.3%-11.4%
 IndependentGregory, Raymond1,4334.1%N/A
Majority1,2203.5%-19.1%
Turnout34,554INF%0%
Swing-11.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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