1959 General Election

West Lothian

Labour hold / John Taylor
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourTaylor, John27,45460.3%+0.6%
 Scottish UnionistStewart, W Ian18,08339.7%-0.6%
Majority9,37120.6%+1.2%
Turnout45,53777.9%2.5%
Swing+0.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourDalyell, Thomas21,26650.8%-9.5%
 SNPWolfe, William Cuthbertson9,75023.3%N/A
 Scottish UnionistStewart, WI4,78411.4%-28.3%
 LiberalBryce, D4,53710.8%N/A
 CommunistMcLennan, Gordon1,5113.6%N/A
Majority11,51627.5%+6.9%
Turnout41,848INF%0%
Swing-4.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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