UK General Election results May 1955

26th May 1955
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The region in which each constituency is situated is indicated in square brackets
Bexley — Birmingham StechfordBirmingham Yardley — Bournemouth West
Bexley
[E] Conservative hold
ERG HeathConservative28,61054.27%
RJ MinneyLabour24,11145.73%

Electorate: 63,863; Turnout: 82.55%;
Majority: 4,499 (8.53%)


Billericay
[E] Conservative win
RFS BodyConservative24,32754.73%
BR ClaphamLabour20,12145.27%

Electorate: 58,872; Turnout: 75.50%;
Majority: 4,206 (9.46%)


Bilston
[E] Labour win
RJ EdwardsLabour26,49057.62%
EA MarshConservative19,48242.38%

Electorate: 61,824; Turnout: 74.36%;
Majority: 7,008 (15.24%)


Birkenhead
[E] Labour hold
PH CollickLabour24,52653.47%
HS OddieConservative21,34546.53%

Electorate: 60,587; Turnout: 75.71%;
Majority: 3,181 (6.93%)


Birmingham All Saints
[E] Labour win
DH HowellLabour18,86751.79%
FJ WilliamsConservative17,56048.21%

Electorate: 51,562; Turnout: 70.65%;
Majority: 1,307 (3.59%)


Birmingham Aston
[E] Labour win
J SilvermanLabour25,54659.65%
F ValeConservative17,28440.35%

Electorate: 59,889; Turnout: 71.52%;
Majority: 8,262 (19.29%)


Birmingham Edgbaston
[E] Conservative hold
EM PittConservative26,99167.67%
KV RussellLabour12,89732.33%

Electorate: 58,469; Turnout: 68.22%;
Majority: 14,094 (35.33%)


Birmingham Hall Green
[E] Conservative win
A JonesConservative28,54361.53%
WJS PringleLabour17,84638.47%

Electorate: 61,640; Turnout: 75.26%;
Majority: 10,697 (23.06%)


Birmingham Handsworth
[E] Conservative win
ECG BoyleConservative24,34960.03%
A MurieLabour14,06434.67%
SW KeatleyInd Peace2,148 5.30%

Electorate: 58,322; Turnout: 69.55%;
Majority: 10,285 (25.36%)


Birmingham Ladywood
[E] Labour win
VF YatesLabour18,47665.66%
PW HodgensConservative9,66534.34%

Electorate: 46,904; Turnout: 60.00%;
Majority: 8,811 (31.31%)


Birmingham Northfield
[E] Labour hold
WD ChapmanLabour27,07252.81%
C SweetConservative24,18847.19%

Electorate: 65,219; Turnout: 78.60%;
Majority: 2,884 (5.63%)


Birmingham Perry Barr
[E] Labour hold
CA HowellLabour18,73251.02%
FB HingstonConservative17,05246.45%
H PearceCommunist928 2.53%

Electorate: 50,450; Turnout: 72.77%;
Majority: 1,680 (4.58%)


Birmingham Selly Oak
[E] Conservative win
HE GurdenConservative25,77457.50%
H WattonLabour19,05442.50%

Electorate: 60,356; Turnout: 74.27%;
Majority: 6,720 (14.99%)


Birmingham Small Heath
[E] Labour win
WE WheeldonLabour22,44460.78%
JW BissellConservative14,48439.22%

Electorate: 56,101; Turnout: 65.82%;
Majority: 7,960 (21.56%)


Birmingham Sparkbrook
[E] Labour win
PLE ShurmerLabour20,03254.36%
PG HartleyConservative16,82145.64%

Electorate: 51,057; Turnout: 72.18%;
Majority: 3,211 (8.71%)


Birmingham Stechford
[E] Labour win
RH JenkinsLabour23,35858.43%
JM BaileyConservative16,61841.57%

Electorate: 55,004; Turnout: 72.68%;
Majority: 6,740 (16.86%)

Birmingham Yardley
[E] Labour win
HC UsborneLabour23,72253.52%
PW HollandConservative20,59846.48%

Electorate: 59,078; Turnout: 75.02%;
Majority: 3,124 (7.05%)


Bishop Auckland
[E] Labour hold
H DaltonLabour21,80457.74%
RDM YoungsonConservative15,95942.26%

Electorate: 49,051; Turnout: 76.99%;
Majority: 5,845 (15.48%)


Blackburn
[E] Labour win
BA CastleLabour26,24150.47%
T MarsdenConservative25,75249.53%

Electorate: 62,548; Turnout: 83.12%;
Majority: 489 (0.94%)


Blackpool North
[E] Conservative hold
ARW LowConservative26,89971.22%
R BushbyLabour10,86928.78%

Electorate: 56,470; Turnout: 66.88%;
Majority: 16,030 (42.44%)


Blackpool South
[E] Conservative hold
R RobinsonConservative24,77366.38%
A DavidsonLabour12,54833.62%

Electorate: 55,100; Turnout: 67.73%;
Majority: 12,225 (32.76%)


Blaydon
[E] Labour hold
W WhitelyLabour25,27366.47%
JM Reay-SmithConservative12,75033.53%

Electorate: 47,138; Turnout: 80.66%;
Majority: 12,523 (32.94%)


Blyth
[E] Labour hold
A RobensLabour36,52273.12%
N RidleyConservative13,42926.88%

Electorate: 62,233; Turnout: 80.26%;
Majority: 23,093 (46.23%)


Bodmin
[E] Conservative hold
D MarshallConservative17,85849.11%
TS RoseveareLiberal10,19928.05%
EF WildeLabour8,30422.84%

Electorate: 45,715; Turnout: 79.54%;
Majority: 7,659 (21.06%)


Bolsover
[E] Labour hold
H NealLabour30,07478.87%
BRO BellConservative8,05521.13%

Electorate: 49,152; Turnout: 77.57%;
Majority: 22,019 (57.75%)


Bolton East
[E] Conservative hold
PI BellConservative26,14553.60%
A BoothLabour22,63446.40%

Electorate: 61,601; Turnout: 79.19%;
Majority: 3,511 (7.20%)


Bolton West
[E] Liberal hold
AF HoltLiberal24,82755.37%
J HaworthLabour20,01444.63%

Electorate: 56,724; Turnout: 79.05%;
Majority: 4,813 (10.73%)


Bootle
[E] Labour win
S MahonLabour19,02051.96%
HW JonesConservative17,58248.04%

Electorate: 48,381; Turnout: 75.65%;
Majority: 1,438 (3.93%)


Bosworth
[E] Labour win
AC AllenLabour27,62654.01%
DC BrayConservative23,52645.99%

Electorate: 63,360; Turnout: 80.73%;
Majority: 4,100 (8.02%)


Bothwell
[S] Labour hold
J TimmonsLabour23,36554.19%
WG GreigConservative19,75545.81%

Electorate: 54,628; Turnout: 78.93%;
Majority: 3,610 (8.37%)


Bournemouth East & Christchurch
[E] Conservative hold
N NicolsonConservative28,75765.55%
DJ BuckleLabour10,25923.39%
BP MolonyLiberal4,85111.06%

Electorate: 58,092; Turnout: 75.51%;
Majority: 18,498 (42.17%)


Bournemouth West
[E] Conservative hold
JB EdenConservative31,93167.83%
C FordLabour15,14732.17%

Electorate: 65,651; Turnout: 71.71%;
Majority: 16,784 (35.65%)

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