The 1959 general election saw the Conservative Party maintain its dominance of the 1950’s after winning the 1951 and 1955 general elections.

 

England                                                      

 

C                     11,559,240      (50.0%)       315 MP’s elected

L                     1,449,593         (6.3%)         3 MP’s elected

Lab                 10,085,097      (43.6%)       193 MP’s elected

 

Wales

 

C                     486,335            (32.6%)       7 MP’s elected

L                     78,951              (5.3%)         2 MP’s elected

Lab                 841,450            (56.4%)       27 MP’s elected

PC                  77,571              (5.2%)         0 MP elected

 

Scotland

 

C                     1,260,287         (47.2%)       31 MP’s elected

L                     108,963            (4.1%)         1 MP elected

Lab                 1,245,255         (46.7%)       38 MP’s elected

SNP               21,738              (0.8%)         0 MP elected

 

  1. Ireland

 

C                     445,013            (77.2%)       12 MP’s elected

L                     3,253                (0.6%)         0 MP elected

Lab                 44,370              (7.7%)         0 MP elected

SF                  63,410              (11.0%)       0 MP elected

 

 

Total UK

 

C                     13,750,875         (49.4%)    365 MP’s elected

L                     1,640,760            (5.9%)      6 MP’s elected

Lab                 12,216,172         (43.8%)    258 MP’s elected

PC                  77,571                 (0.3%)      0 MP elected

SNP               21,738                 (0.1%)      0 MP elected

SF                  63,415                 (0.2%)      0 MP elected

 

C = Conservatives

 

L = Liberals

 

Lab = Labour

 

PC = Plaid Cymru

 

SNP = Scottish National Party

 

SF = Sinn Fein