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
Derbyshire South East — Down SouthDudley East — Eastbourne
Derbyshire South East
[E] Labour win
AJ ChampionLabour25,62051.59%
FLJ JacksonConservative24,03948.41%

Electorate: 60,476; Turnout: 82.11%;
Majority: 1,581 (3.18%)


Derbyshire West
[E] Conservative hold
EB WakefieldConservative21,05259.56%
RB StirlingLabour14,29640.44%

Electorate: 44,170; Turnout: 80.03%;
Majority: 6,756 (19.11%)


Devizes
[E] Conservative hold
HP PottConservative20,31752.69%
WE CaveLabour18,24247.31%

Electorate: 49,047; Turnout: 78.62%;
Majority: 2,075 (5.38%)


Devon North
[E] Conservative hold
J LindsayConservative16,78447.13%
JJ ThorpeLiberal11,55832.45%
H HeslopLabour7,27220.42%

Electorate: 43,906; Turnout: 81.11%;
Majority: 5,226 (14.67%)


Dewsbury
[E] Labour win
WT PalingLabour23,28652.13%
MN ShawConservative15,86935.52%
JS SnowdenLiberal5,51612.35%

Electorate: 55,257; Turnout: 80.84%;
Majority: 7,417 (16.60%)


Doncaster
[E] Conservative hold
APL BarberConservative24,59851.75%
RJ GunterLabour22,93848.25%

Electorate: 58,117; Turnout: 81.79%;
Majority: 1,660 (3.49%)


Don Valley
[E] Labour hold
T WilliamsLabour38,43373.72%
JV ThorntonConservative13,70126.28%

Electorate: 64,210; Turnout: 81.19%;
Majority: 24,732 (47.44%)


Dorking
[E] Conservative hold
G ToucheConservative24,45167.19%
RPE WalshLabour11,94232.81%

Electorate: 47,328; Turnout: 76.90%;
Majority: 12,509 (34.37%)


Dorset North
[E] Conservative hold
RF CrouchConservative18,90652.10%
M PortmanLiberal11,74732.37%
HJ DutfieldLabour5,63315.52%

Electorate: 44,142; Turnout: 82.20%;
Majority: 7,159 (19.73%)


Dorset South
[E] Conservative hold
Visc HinchingbrookeConservative22,11950.71%
FN StaceyLabour16,70238.29%
M GoodeLiberal4,79811.00%

Electorate: 55,039; Turnout: 79.25%;
Majority: 5,417 (12.42%)


Dorset West
[E] Conservative hold
KSDW DigbyConservative21,00759.59%
LW KingLabour14,24440.41%

Electorate: 44,026; Turnout: 80.07%;
Majority: 6,763 (19.19%)


Dover
[E] Conservative hold
JS-W ArbuthnotConservative27,31652.92%
HW LeeLabour24,29847.08%

Electorate: 63,064; Turnout: 81.84%;
Majority: 3,018 (5.85%)


Down North
[N] Ulster Unionist hold
GBH CurrieUlster Unionist50,31596.85%
J CampbellSinn Fein1,637 3.15%

Electorate: 84,968; Turnout: 61.14%;
Majority: 48,678 (93.70%)


Down South
[N] Ulster Unionist hold
LPS OrrUlster Unionist37,92165.90%
K O'RourkeSinn Fein19,62434.10%

Electorate: 77,832; Turnout: 73.93%;
Majority: 18,297 (31.80%)

Dudley
[E] Labour win
GEC WiggLabour31,38454.87%
TD WilsonConservative20,33335.55%
WL LawlerLiberal5,479 9.58%

Electorate: 71,651; Turnout: 79.83%;
Majority: 11,051 (19.32%)


Dulwich
[E] Conservative hold
RCD JenkinsConservative25,33348.42%
WF VernonLabour23,48244.88%
D PhillipsLiberal3,501 6.69%

Electorate: 66,495; Turnout: 78.68%;
Majority: 1,851 (3.54%)


Dumfries
[S] National Liberal & Conservative hold
NMS MacphersonNat Lib & Conservative24,55061.34%
HS WilsonLabour15,47238.66%

Electorate: 54,285; Turnout: 73.73%;
Majority: 9,078 (22.68%)


Dunbartonshire East
[S] Labour hold
CR BenceLabour24,21648.68%
NM GlenConservative23,08646.40%
A HendersonCommunist2,448 4.92%

Electorate: 61,003; Turnout: 81.55%;
Majority: 1,130 (2.27%)


Dunbartonshire West
[S] Labour hold
T SteeleLabour21,85452.34%
Lady HugginsConservative19,90247.66%

Electorate: 49,217; Turnout: 84.84%;
Majority: 1,952 (4.67%)


Dundee East
[S] Labour hold
GM ThomsonLabour25,64654.27%
RR TaylorConservative & Nat Lib21,60645.73%

Electorate: 57,403; Turnout: 82.32%;
Majority: 4,040 (8.55%)


Dundee West
[S] Labour hold
EJ StracheyLabour26,08250.52%
GHM PirieConservative & Nat Lib24,20846.89%
D BowmanCommunist1,335 2.59%

Electorate: 62,425; Turnout: 82.70%;
Majority: 1,874 (3.63%)


Dunfermline
[S] Labour hold
J ClunieLabour22,14660.98%
CR McNeeNational Liberal14,17039.02%

Electorate: 46,827; Turnout: 77.55%;
Majority: 7,976 (21.96%)


Durham
[E] Labour hold
CF GreyLabour32,41266.08%
CP MacCarthyConservative16,64033.92%

Electorate: 61,729; Turnout: 79.46%;
Majority: 15,772 (32.15%)


Durham North West
[E] Labour hold
JW AinsleyLabour27,11667.41%
TT HubbleConservative13,11032.59%

Electorate: 50,885; Turnout: 79.05%;
Majority: 14,006 (34.82%)


Ealing North
[E] Conservative gain
JW BarterConservative23,04046.45%
JH HudsonLabour22,79445.95%
AE BenderLiberal3,770 7.60%

Electorate: 58,245; Turnout: 85.16%;
Majority: 246 (0.50%)


Ealing South
[E] Conservative hold
AEU MaudeConservative25,99259.57%
DG AllenLabour13,46230.85%
D EvansLiberal4,182 9.58%

Electorate: 56,046; Turnout: 77.86%;
Majority: 12,530 (28.71%)


Easington
[E] Labour hold
E ShinwellLabour34,35279.07%
GW RossiterConservative9,09520.93%

Electorate: 54,748; Turnout: 79.36%;
Majority: 25,257 (58.13%)


Eastbourne
[E] Conservative win
C TaylorConservative29,77965.68%
JA LewisLabour15,56134.32%

Electorate: 59,810; Turnout: 75.81%;
Majority: 14,218 (31.36%)

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