1959 General Election

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Main Event

Event Date
Nomination day 25 April 1959
Polling day 30 May 1959

Electoral Boundaries

Results

Parties and alliances Leader Seats Popular vote % +/-
Contested Won
PAP People's Action Party Lee Kuan Yew 51 43 281,891 54.08 ▲ 45.36
SPA Singapore People's Alliance Lim Yew Hock 39 4 107,755 20.67 New
UMNO United Malays National Organisation Syed Ali Zedha Alsagoff 8 3 27,448 5.27 ▲ 1.61
Independent(s) N/A 34 1 37,411 7.18 N/A
LSP Liberal Socialist Party Tan Ek Khoo 32 0 42,805 8.21 New
MCA Malayan Chinese Association Wong Foo Nam 5 0 5,593 1.07 ▼ 2.90
WP Workers' Party David Marshall 3 0 4,127 0.79 New
LF Labour Front Francis Thomas 3 0 3,414 0.65 ▼ 26.41
CP Citizens' Party Seah Peng Chuan 5 0 3,210 0.62 New
MIC Malayan Indian Congress T. K. Alexander 2 0 2,092 0.40 New
PR Partai Rakyat Harun bin Mohamed Amin 4 0 2,006 0.38 New
KURA Katong United Residents Association Leon Soh 2 0 1,759 0.34 New
PMIP Pan-Malayan Islamic Party Abdullah Zawawi 3 0 1,011 0.19 New
KM Kesatuan Melayu Muda Muhamed Mahmud 3 0 749 0.14 ▼ 0.65
Electorate 587,780
Total Votes cast 527,919 89.82
Valid Votes 521,271 98.74