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
Orkney & Shetland — PetersfieldPlymouth Devonport — Reading
Orkney & Shetland
[S] Liberal hold
J GrimondLiberal11,75363.78%
J EunsonConservative3,76020.40%
E RamsayLabour2,91415.81%

Electorate: 27,868; Turnout: 66.12%;
Majority: 7,993 (43.38%)


Ormskirk
[E] Conservative win
D GloverConservative27,06668.36%
TW HenryLabour12,52731.64%

Electorate: 54,198; Turnout: 73.05%;
Majority: 14,539 (36.72%)


Orpington
[E] Conservative win
WDM SumnerConservative22,16659.90%
NJ HartLabour10,23027.64%
AB HowardLiberal4,61012.46%

Electorate: 46,581; Turnout: 79.44%;
Majority: 11,936 (32.25%)


Oswestry
[E] Conservative hold
WD Ormsby-GoreConservative22,85964.77%
ME BogginLabour12,43435.23%

Electorate: 50,298; Turnout: 70.17%;
Majority: 10,425 (29.54%)


Oxford
[E] Conservative hold
HFL TurnerConservative27,70852.30%
GH ElvinLabour19,93037.62%
IRM DaviesLiberal5,33610.07%

Electorate: 67,721; Turnout: 78.22%;
Majority: 7,778 (14.68%)


Paddington North
[E] Labour hold
BT ParkinLabour16,46253.39%
VH GoodhewConservative14,37046.61%

Electorate: 42,689; Turnout: 72.22%;
Majority: 2,092 (6.79%)


Paddington South
[E] Conservative hold
RA AllanConservative18,47961.78%
CFH Wegg-ProsserLabour11,43238.22%

Electorate: 46,505; Turnout: 64.32%;
Majority: 7,047 (23.56%)


Paisley
[S] Labour hold
DH JohnstonLabour26,82356.41%
RD KernohanConservative20,72543.59%

Electorate: 62,376; Turnout: 76.23%;
Majority: 6,098 (12.82%)


Peckham
[E] Labour hold
FK CorbetLabour26,31567.71%
DG SmithConservative12,54732.29%

Electorate: 61,050; Turnout: 63.66%;
Majority: 13,768 (35.43%)


Pembroke
[W] Labour hold
DL DonnellyLabour27,00251.52%
WL DaviesInd25,41048.48%

Electorate: 62,381; Turnout: 84.02%;
Majority: 1,592 (3.04%)


Penistone
[E] Labour win
HG McGheeLabour29,43262.32%
LB FultonConservative17,79637.68%

Electorate: 59,029; Turnout: 80.01%;
Majority: 11,636 (24.64%)


Penrith & the Border
[E] Conservative hold
WSI WhitelawConservative22,79157.52%
TL MacDonaldLabour9,11923.02%
FJ SleathLiberal7,34218.53%
W BrownriggInd Conservative368 0.93%

Electorate: 50,875; Turnout: 77.88%;
Majority: 13,672 (34.51%)


Perth & East Perthshire
[S] Conservative hold
AG Gomme-DuncanConservative22,94856.68%
RD McIntyreScottish National9,22722.79%
JB UrquhartLabour8,31320.53%

Electorate: 55,055; Turnout: 73.54%;
Majority: 13,721 (33.89%)


Peterborough
[E] Conservative hold
H NichollsConservative26,31953.28%
AEVA FarrerLabour23,08146.72%

Electorate: 59,513; Turnout: 83.01%;
Majority: 3,238 (6.55%)


Petersfield
[E] Conservative win
PR LeghConservative24,82669.81%
FR MasonLabour10,73630.19%

Electorate: 50,994; Turnout: 69.74%;
Majority: 14,090 (39.62%)

Plymouth Devonport
[E] Conservative & National Liberal win
JH VickersConservative & Nat Lib24,82147.15%
MM FootLabour24,72146.96%
AR MayneLiberal3,100 5.89%

Electorate: 68,235; Turnout: 77.15%;
Majority: 100 (0.19%)


Plymouth Sutton
[E] Conservative win
JJ AstorConservative30,05153.38%
LA MiddletonLabour26,24146.62%

Electorate: 71,367; Turnout: 78.88%;
Majority: 3,810 (6.77%)


Pontefract
[E] Labour hold
GO SylvesterLabour32,64676.22%
AG BlakeConservative & Nat Lib10,18323.78%

Electorate: 53,877; Turnout: 79.49%;
Majority: 22,463 (52.45%)


Pontypool
[W] Labour hold
DG WestLabour26,37272.91%
AO HewittConservative9,80027.09%

Electorate: 46,920; Turnout: 77.09%;
Majority: 16,572 (45.81%)


Pontypridd
[W] Labour hold
A PearsonLabour28,88171.14%
TRV TyrrellConservative11,71828.86%

Electorate: 54,214; Turnout: 74.89%;
Majority: 17,163 (42.27%)


Poole
[E] Conservative hold
RA PilkingtonConservative26,59453.86%
FC ReevesLabour17,03234.49%
JC HollandLiberal5,75011.65%

Electorate: 61,004; Turnout: 80.94%;
Majority: 9,562 (19.37%)


Poplar
[E] Labour hold
CW KeyLabour25,64281.52%
GF VaughanConservative5,81418.48%

Electorate: 49,038; Turnout: 64.15%;
Majority: 19,828 (63.03%)


Portsmouth Langstone
[E] Conservative win
GP StevensConservative32,01464.19%
SC DavisLabour17,85935.81%

Electorate: 68,299; Turnout: 73.02%;
Majority: 14,155 (28.38%)


Portsmouth South
[E] Conservative win
J LucasConservative27,88767.22%
LW CarrollLabour13,60032.78%

Electorate: 57,311; Turnout: 72.39%;
Majority: 14,287 (34.44%)


Portsmouth West
[E] Conservative win
TH ClarkeConservative23,72954.19%
AL BirkLabour20,06045.81%

Electorate: 56,597; Turnout: 77.37%;
Majority: 3,669 (8.38%)


Preston North
[E] Conservative hold
J AmeryConservative22,31053.48%
E HewittLabour19,40746.52%

Electorate: 51,220; Turnout: 81.45%;
Majority: 2,903 (6.96%)


Preston South
[E] Conservative gain
A GreenConservative21,49750.56%
EAA ShackletonLabour21,02349.44%

Electorate: 51,933; Turnout: 81.87%;
Majority: 474 (1.11%)


Pudsey
[E] Conservative hold
C BanksConservative20,44547.71%
BA PaytonLabour15,88137.06%
RS WainwrightLiberal6,52615.23%

Electorate: 50,175; Turnout: 85.41%;
Majority: 4,564 (10.65%)


Putney
[E] Conservative hold
HN LinsteadConservative28,96957.09%
AB BagnariLabour21,77442.91%

Electorate: 66,776; Turnout: 75.99%;
Majority: 7,195 (14.18%)


Reading
[E] Labour win
I MikardoLabour25,22850.24%
FM BennettConservative24,99049.76%

Electorate: 59,678; Turnout: 84.15%;
Majority: 238 (0.47%)

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