1959 General Election

West Middlesbrough

Conservative hold / Jocelyn Edward Salis Simon
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSimon, Jocelyn Edward Salis24,60254.9%-3.5%
 LabourFletcher, Edward Joseph15,89235.4%-6.2%
 LiberalHodgson, George Wharton Ian4,3369.7%N/A
Majority8,71019.5%+2.7%
Turnout44,83084.5%2.1%
Swing+1.35%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBray, Jeremy William15,09539.7%+4.3%
 ConservativeConnelly, Bernard12,82533.7%-21.2%
 LiberalScott, George Edwin9,82925.8%+16.1%
 IndependentEckley, Russell Ernest1890.5%N/A
 IndependentThompson, Malcolm1170.3%N/A
Majority2,2706%N/A
Turnout38,055INF%0%
Swing+12.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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