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
Macclesfield — MerionethMerthyr Tydfil — Newark
Macclesfield
[E] Conservative hold
AV HarveyConservative27,55160.01%
K LomasLabour18,36239.99%

Electorate: 56,991; Turnout: 80.56%;
Majority: 9,189 (20.01%)


Maidstone
[E] Conservative hold
A BossomConservative27,26757.86%
OL ShawLabour19,86142.14%

Electorate: 61,144; Turnout: 77.08%;
Majority: 7,406 (15.71%)


Maldon
[E] Conservative gain
ABC HarrisonConservative22,00250.63%
L ScuttsLabour21,45249.37%

Electorate: 52,027; Turnout: 83.52%;
Majority: 550 (1.27%)


Manchester Ardwick
[E] Labour win
LM LeverLabour22,82252.39%
G HampsonConservative20,74047.61%

Electorate: 60,737; Turnout: 71.72%;
Majority: 2,082 (4.78%)


Manchester Blackley
[E] Conservative hold
EST JohnsonConservative25,39555.99%
J DiamondLabour19,95944.01%

Electorate: 58,653; Turnout: 77.33%;
Majority: 5,436 (11.99%)


Manchester Cheetham
[E] Labour win
NH LeverLabour21,72162.22%
JM EayrsConservative13,19037.78%

Electorate: 53,169; Turnout: 65.66%;
Majority: 8,531 (24.44%)


Manchester Exchange
[E] Labour win
W GriffithsLabour20,20360.99%
BZ de FerrantiConservative12,92239.01%

Electorate: 52,376; Turnout: 63.24%;
Majority: 7,281 (21.98%)


Manchester Gorton
[E] Labour win
K ZilliacusLabour21,10250.32%
KB CampbellConservative20,83349.68%

Electorate: 54,824; Turnout: 76.49%;
Majority: 269 (0.64%)


Manchester Moss Side
[E] Conservative hold
F HorsbrughConservative23,63164.33%
K MarksLabour13,10335.67%

Electorate: 53,194; Turnout: 69.06%;
Majority: 10,528 (28.66%)


Manchester Openshaw
[E] Labour win
WR WilliamsLabour24,63859.75%
H DayConservative16,59640.25%

Electorate: 56,720; Turnout: 72.70%;
Majority: 8,042 (19.50%)


Manchester Withington
[E] Conservative win
R CaryConservative25,70758.64%
JB HayesLabour13,05429.78%
GV DaviesLiberal5,07711.58%

Electorate: 60,941; Turnout: 71.94%;
Majority: 12,653 (28.86%)


Manchester Wythenshawe
[E] Conservative win
E HillConservative26,20052.85%
N AtkinsonLabour23,37847.15%

Electorate: 64,968; Turnout: 76.31%;
Majority: 2,822 (5.69%)


Mansfield
[E] Labour win
HB TaylorLabour29,54368.46%
IB ChurchConservative13,61031.54%

Electorate: 55,215; Turnout: 78.15%;
Majority: 15,933 (36.92%)


Melton
[E] Conservative hold
HA NuttingConservative30,07460.92%
KF UrwinLabour19,29439.08%

Electorate: 60,986; Turnout: 80.95%;
Majority: 10,780 (21.84%)


Meriden
[E] Labour win
R MossLabour22,79651.24%
WJ PeelConservative21,69148.76%

Electorate: 54,596; Turnout: 81.48%;
Majority: 1,105 (2.48%)


Merioneth
[W] Labour hold
TW JonesLabour9,05638.25%
HE JonesLiberal6,37426.92%
G EvansWelsh Nationalist5,24322.15%
JV JenkinsNational Liberal3,00112.68%

Electorate: 27,472; Turnout: 86.18%;
Majority: 2,682 (11.33%)

Merthyr Tydfil
[W] Labour hold
SO DaviesLabour25,63077.25%
A ArnoldConservative7,54822.75%

Electorate: 42,933; Turnout: 77.28%;
Majority: 18,082 (54.50%)


Merton & Mordern
[E] Conservative hold
HE AtkinsConservative25,37357.20%
RJ EdwardsLabour18,98342.80%

Electorate: 54,332; Turnout: 81.64%;
Majority: 6,390 (14.41%)


Middlesbrough East
[E] Labour hold
HA MarquandLabour27,03662.42%
BA ConnellyConservative16,27837.58%

Electorate: 59,563; Turnout: 72.72%;
Majority: 10,758 (24.84%)


Middlesbrough West
[E] Conservative hold
JES SimonConservative25,49558.44%
RA SmytheLabour18,13441.56%

Electorate: 52,916; Turnout: 82.45%;
Majority: 7,361 (16.87%)


Middleton & Prestwich
[E] Conservative hold
J BarlowConservative27,09661.46%
E DellLabour16,98938.54%

Electorate: 58,416; Turnout: 75.47%;
Majority: 10,107 (22.93%)


Midlothian
[S] Labour win
D PrydeLabour25,99460.17%
JA StodartConservative17,20839.83%

Electorate: 55,307; Turnout: 78.11%;
Majority: 8,786 (20.34%)


Mitcham
[E] Conservative hold
LR CarrConservative32,79856.54%
HG JenkinsLabour25,20843.46%

Electorate: 72,028; Turnout: 80.53%;
Majority: 7,590 (13.08%)


Monmouth
[W] Conservative win
GEP ThorneycroftConservative22,97057.22%
J RichardsonLabour17,17342.78%

Electorate: 49,252; Turnout: 81.51%;
Majority: 5,797 (14.44%)


Montgomery
[W] Liberal hold
EC DaviesLiberal16,02168.05%
DC JonesLabour7,52131.95%

Electorate: 31,983; Turnout: 73.61%;
Majority: 8,500 (36.11%)


Moray & Nairn
[S] Conservative hold
JG StuartConservative14,66760.59%
M MackayLabour9,53839.41%

Electorate: 35,663; Turnout: 67.87%;
Majority: 5,129 (21.19%)


Morecambe & Lonsdale
[E] Conservative hold
I FraserConservative29,70671.22%
W FieldingLabour12,00528.78%

Electorate: 56,089; Turnout: 74.37%;
Majority: 17,701 (42.44%)


Morpeth
[E] Labour hold
WJ OwenLabour25,45270.56%
RW ElliottConservative10,61929.44%

Electorate: 44,866; Turnout: 80.40%;
Majority: 14,833 (41.12%)


Motherwell
[S] Labour hold
GM LawsonLabour20,14753.86%
AMC HutchisonConservative17,26246.14%

Electorate: 48,875; Turnout: 76.54%;
Majority: 2,885 (7.71%)


Nantwich
[E] Conservative win
R Grant-FerrisConservative20,25061.12%
L KnightLabour12,88438.88%

Electorate: 42,679; Turnout: 77.64%;
Majority: 7,366 (22.23%)


Neath
[W] Labour hold
DJ WilliamsLabour30,58176.36%
JC HopeConservative9,46723.64%

Electorate: 51,422; Turnout: 77.88%;
Majority: 21,114 (52.72%)


Nelson & Colne
[E] Labour hold
SS SilvermanLabour22,13552.73%
ME KellettConservative19,84447.27%

Electorate: 50,355; Turnout: 83.37%;
Majority: 2,291 (5.46%)


Newark
[E] Labour win
G DeerLabour23,05752.43%
RH WatsonConservative20,91647.57%

Electorate: 52,655; Turnout: 83.51%;
Majority: 2,141 (4.87%)

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