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
Reigate — Rother ValleyRowley Regis & Tipton — St Pancras North
Reigate
[E] Conservative hold
JK Vaughan-MorganConservative27,21061.68%
CJ GarnsworthyLabour16,90338.32%

Electorate: 56,013; Turnout: 78.75%;
Majority: 10,307 (23.36%)


Renfrewshire East
[S] Conservative hold
G LloydConservative30,95968.30%
DJ PhillipsLabour14,37131.70%

Electorate: 58,024; Turnout: 78.12%;
Majority: 16,588 (36.59%)


Renfrewshire West
[S] Liberal & Conservative hold
JS MaclayLib & Conservative21,28355.24%
JD MabonLabour17,24344.76%

Electorate: 46,407; Turnout: 83.02%;
Majority: 4,040 (10.49%)


Rhondda East
[W] Labour hold
WH MainwaringLabour21,85972.59%
A PowellCommunist4,54415.09%
HR RowlandsConservative3,71112.32%

Electorate: 39,059; Turnout: 77.10%;
Majority: 17,315 (57.50%)


Rhondda West
[W] Labour hold
IR ThomasLabour21,28873.80%
G JamesWelsh Nationalist4,42415.34%
CPT BurkeConservative3,13410.86%

Electorate: 35,943; Turnout: 80.25%;
Majority: 16,864 (58.46%)


Richmond (Surrey)
[E] Conservative hold
G Harvie-WattConservative27,62858.08%
JS BarrLabour14,67330.85%
E HaynesLiberal5,26611.07%

Electorate: 61,365; Turnout: 77.51%;
Majority: 12,955 (27.24%)


Richmond (Yorks)
[E] Conservative hold
T DugdaleConservative24,97973.57%
R HoyleLabour8,97426.43%

Electorate: 50,490; Turnout: 67.25%;
Majority: 16,005 (47.14%)


Ripon
[E] Conservative hold
M Stoddart-ScottConservative21,97768.92%
E BrierleyLabour9,91231.08%

Electorate: 40,451; Turnout: 78.83%;
Majority: 12,065 (37.83%)


Rochdale
[E] Conservative hold
W SchofieldConservative26,51851.55%
J McCannLabour24,92848.45%

Electorate: 62,126; Turnout: 82.81%;
Majority: 1,590 (3.09%)


Rochester & Chatham
[E] Labour win
AG BottomleyLabour26,64552.41%
JD CampbellConservative24,19847.59%

Electorate: 61,819; Turnout: 82.24%;
Majority: 2,447 (4.81%)


Romford
[E] Labour win
RJ LedgerLabour27,32652.52%
RJS HarveyConservative24,70147.48%

Electorate: 68,942; Turnout: 75.46%;
Majority: 2,625 (5.05%)


Ross & Cromarty
[S] National Liberal hold
J MacleodNational Liberal9,92962.32%
JB SaggarLabour6,00337.68%

Electorate: 25,750; Turnout: 61.87%;
Majority: 3,926 (24.64%)


Rossendale
[E] Labour hold
AWJA GreenwoodLabour23,47253.31%
JE ParkinsonConservative20,56146.69%

Electorate: 52,288; Turnout: 84.21%;
Majority: 2,911 (6.61%)


Rotherham
[E] Labour hold
JH JonesLabour27,42363.33%
WG BlakeConservative15,88236.67%

Electorate: 55,971; Turnout: 77.37%;
Majority: 11,541 (26.65%)


Rother Valley
[E] Labour hold
D GriffithsLabour39,96875.58%
WAV HoskinsConservative12,91624.42%

Electorate: 67,132; Turnout: 78.78%;
Majority: 27,052 (51.15%)

Rowley Regis & Tipton
[E] Labour win
A HendersonLabour28,16665.25%
AA HillConservative14,99834.75%

Electorate: 59,908; Turnout: 72.05%;
Majority: 13,168 (30.51%)


Roxburgh Selkirk & Peebles
[S] Conservative win
CE McA DonaldsonConservative21,92547.69%
SE GrahamLiberal14,75532.09%
LA MorrisonLabour9,29620.22%

Electorate: 56,907; Turnout: 80.79%;
Majority: 7,170 (15.60%)


Rugby
[E] Labour hold
J JohnsonLabour19,70950.13%
HB SorefConservative18,33146.63%
EH ShaferInd1,274 3.24%

Electorate: 46,011; Turnout: 85.44%;
Majority: 1,378 (3.51%)


Ruislip Northwood
[E] Conservative hold
FP CrowderConservative24,80665.18%
GS BurdenLabour13,25134.82%

Electorate: 47,698; Turnout: 79.79%;
Majority: 11,555 (30.36%)


Runcorn
[E] Conservative hold
DF VosperConservative24,68264.05%
D BarkerLabour13,85235.95%

Electorate: 47,487; Turnout: 81.15%;
Majority: 10,830 (28.11%)


Rushcliffe
[E] Conservative win
M RedmayneConservative23,50951.81%
DR HardmanLabour21,86648.19%

Electorate: 54,760; Turnout: 82.86%;
Majority: 1,643 (3.62%)


Rutherglen
[S] Conservative hold
RC Brooman-WhiteConservative19,14152.90%
G McAllisterLabour17,04047.10%

Electorate: 43,016; Turnout: 84.11%;
Majority: 2,101 (5.81%)


Rutland & Stamford
[E] Conservative hold
R ConantConservative17,67554.33%
TG BradleyLabour14,85645.67%

Electorate: 40,818; Turnout: 79.70%;
Majority: 2,819 (8.67%)


Rye
[E] Conservative win
BG IrvineConservative28,50072.96%
TL PayneLabour10,56027.04%

Electorate: 53,223; Turnout: 73.39%;
Majority: 17,940 (45.93%)


Saffron Walden
[E] Conservative hold
RA ButlerConservative20,67154.21%
HN HorneLabour14,25337.38%
HG CarsonLiberal3,209 8.42%

Electorate: 47,922; Turnout: 79.57%;
Majority: 6,418 (16.83%)


St Albans
[E] Conservative win
J GrimstonConservative21,82857.54%
R ShortLabour16,10742.46%

Electorate: 47,827; Turnout: 79.32%;
Majority: 5,721 (15.08%)


St Helens
[E] Labour win
H ShawcrossLabour35,73764.29%
JM CaplinConservative19,85435.71%

Electorate: 75,588; Turnout: 73.54%;
Majority: 15,883 (28.57%)


St Ives
[E] National Liberal & Conservative hold
GRC HowardNat Lib & Conservative17,06352.00%
LS PawleyLabour9,72829.65%
DAH BanksLiberal6,02018.35%

Electorate: 44,374; Turnout: 73.94%;
Majority: 7,335 (22.36%)


St Marylebone
[E] Conservative hold
WW WakefieldConservative26,30270.69%
IM YatesLabour10,90329.31%

Electorate: 57,648; Turnout: 64.54%;
Majority: 15,399 (41.39%)


St Pancras North
[E] Labour hold
K RobinsonLabour24,67056.63%
A RoyleConservative17,58840.38%
J NicolsonCommunist1,303 2.99%

Electorate: 62,739; Turnout: 69.43%;
Majority: 7,082 (16.26%)

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