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
Ilford North — Kensington NorthKensington South — Leeds South
Ilford North
[E] Conservative hold
TL IremongerConservative28,74955.61%
R GrovesLabour18,24835.30%
P RoseLiberal4,702 9.09%

Electorate: 67,496; Turnout: 76.60%;
Majority: 10,501 (20.31%)


Ilford South
[E] Conservative hold
AE CooperConservative27,29256.73%
J RangerLabour20,81443.27%

Electorate: 63,866; Turnout: 75.32%;
Majority: 6,478 (13.47%)


Ilkeston
[E] Labour hold
GH OliverLabour38,96169.29%
JA FarrConservative17,26830.71%

Electorate: 69,967; Turnout: 80.37%;
Majority: 21,693 (38.58%)


Ince
[E] Labour hold
TJ BrownLabour29,83072.73%
GL BeamanConservative11,18327.27%

Electorate: 50,614; Turnout: 81.03%;
Majority: 18,647 (45.47%)


Inverness
[S] Conservative hold
NLD McLeanConservative14,35241.45%
JM BannermanLiberal13,38638.66%
D ThompsonLabour6,89119.90%

Electorate: 51,309; Turnout: 67.49%;
Majority: 966 (2.79%)


Ipswich
[E] Labour hold
RR StokesLabour32,30652.93%
JC CobboldConservative28,72447.07%

Electorate: 75,792; Turnout: 80.52%;
Majority: 3,582 (5.87%)


Isle of Ely
[E] Conservative hold
EAH Legge-BourkeConservative24,86257.45%
AFC GrayLabour18,41642.55%

Electorate: 61,188; Turnout: 70.73%;
Majority: 6,446 (14.89%)


Isle of Thanet
[E] Conservative hold
WR Rees-DaviesConservative31,27062.23%
K JonesLabour18,98137.77%

Electorate: 69,910; Turnout: 71.88%;
Majority: 12,289 (24.46%)


Isle of Wight
[E] Conservative hold
P MacdonaldConservative31,33562.63%
SG ConbeerLabour18,69837.37%

Electorate: 67,297; Turnout: 74.35%;
Majority: 12,637 (25.26%)


Islington East
[E] Labour hold
EGM FletcherLabour19,61260.30%
G FinsbergConservative12,91039.70%

Electorate: 49,230; Turnout: 66.06%;
Majority: 6,702 (20.61%)


Islington North
[E] Labour hold
W FienburghLabour22,10060.35%
E MackinnonConservative14,52239.65%

Electorate: 56,574; Turnout: 64.73%;
Majority: 7,578 (20.69%)


Islington South West
[E] Labour hold
A EvansLabour24,93568.12%
CGS HodgkinsonConservative11,66731.88%

Electorate: 58,998; Turnout: 62.04%;
Majority: 13,268 (36.25%)


Jarrow
[E] Labour win
E FernyhoughLabour24,70663.33%
M DickinsonConservative14,30436.67%

Electorate: 49,340; Turnout: 79.06%;
Majority: 10,402 (26.66%)


Keighley
[E] Labour hold
CR HobsonLabour19,41446.52%
WMJ WorsleyConservative16,01138.36%
A MitchellLiberal6,31015.12%

Electorate: 49,750; Turnout: 83.89%;
Majority: 3,403 (8.15%)


Kensington North
[E] Labour hold
GHR RogersLabour20,22653.92%
RW BulbrookConservative17,28346.08%

Electorate: 53,789; Turnout: 69.73%;
Majority: 2,943 (7.85%)

Kensington South
[E] Conservative hold
WP SpensConservative32,05182.49%
MM CraneLabour6,80417.51%

Electorate: 62,724; Turnout: 61.95%;
Majority: 25,247 (64.98%)


Kettering
[E] Labour hold
GR MitchisonLabour31,39855.19%
JF NashConservative25,49544.81%

Electorate: 69,764; Turnout: 81.55%;
Majority: 5,903 (10.38%)


Kidderminster
[E] Conservative hold
GDN NabarroConservative26,14259.33%
IAJ WilliamsLabour17,91840.67%

Electorate: 56,216; Turnout: 78.38%;
Majority: 8,224 (18.67%)


Kilmarnock
[S] Labour hold
W RossLabour23,32460.89%
J SutherlandConservative14,98339.11%

Electorate: 47,254; Turnout: 81.07%;
Majority: 8,341 (21.77%)


King's Lynn
[E] Conservative hold
R Scott-MillerConservative20,94951.65%
H LawsonLabour19,61148.35%

Electorate: 51,867; Turnout: 78.20%;
Majority: 1,338 (3.30%)


Kingston upon Thames
[E] Conservative win
JA Boyd-CarpenterConservative31,06965.86%
GH LomanLabour16,10434.14%

Electorate: 61,762; Turnout: 76.38%;
Majority: 14,965 (31.72%)


Kinross & West Perthshire
[S] Conservative hold
WG LeburnConservative18,13375.22%
J BayneLabour5,97524.78%

Electorate: 34,220; Turnout: 70.45%;
Majority: 12,158 (50.43%)


Kirkaldy
[S] Labour hold
TF HubbardLabour23,86159.28%
DD YoungLib & Conservative16,39240.72%

Electorate: 53,450; Turnout: 75.31%;
Majority: 7,469 (18.56%)


Knutsford
[E] Conservative win
WH Bromley-DavenportConservative29,07475.20%
C HamnettLabour9,58824.80%

Electorate: 49,756; Turnout: 77.70%;
Majority: 19,486 (50.40%)


Lanark
[S] Conservative hold
PF MaitlandConservative21,82851.12%
J MackieLabour20,87048.88%

Electorate: 49,726; Turnout: 85.87%;
Majority: 958 (2.24%)


Lanarkshire North
[S] Labour hold
M HerbisonLabour20,30757.87%
AF HendryConservative14,78442.13%

Electorate: 43,050; Turnout: 81.51%;
Majority: 5,523 (15.74%)


Lancaster
[E] Conservative hold
FH MacleanConservative19,87356.46%
CSB AtleeLabour15,32443.54%

Electorate: 43,811; Turnout: 80.34%;
Majority: 4,549 (12.92%)


Leeds East
[E] Labour win
D HealeyLabour26,08355.23%
CD ChapmanConservative21,14444.77%

Electorate: 61,944; Turnout: 76.24%;
Majority: 4,939 (10.46%)


Leeds North East
[E] Conservative win
O PeakeConservative24,90261.45%
HM WatermanLabour15,62338.55%

Electorate: 55,441; Turnout: 73.10%;
Majority: 9,279 (22.90%)


Leeds North West
[E] Conservative win
D KaberryConservative31,92365.80%
DB MatthewsLabour16,59434.20%

Electorate: 64,142; Turnout: 75.64%;
Majority: 15,329 (31.60%)


Leeds South
[E] Labour win
HTN GaitskellLabour25,83365.15%
WD BrownConservative13,81734.85%

Electorate: 54,424; Turnout: 72.85%;
Majority: 12,016 (30.31%)

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