Galloway by-election, 1959

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The Galloway by-election of 9 April 1959 was held after the death of Unionist MP (MP) John Mackie:[1]

The seat was safe, having been won by the Conservatives at the United Kingdom general election, 1955 by 8,014 votes[2]

Result of the previous general election[edit]

General Election 1955: Galloway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist J H Mackie 15,893 66.86
Labour W S Gray 7,879 33.14
Majority 8,014 33.71 -

Result of the by-election[edit]

By-election 1959: Galloway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist John Brewis 13,204 49.93 -16.41
Liberal Simon Brooke Mackay 6,721 25.42 N/A
Labour W Cross 6,520 24.65 -9.26
Majority 6,483
Unionist hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full results
  2. ^ [1] PoliticsResources.net