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
Salford East — ShrewsburySkipton — Stafford & Stone
Salford East
[E] Labour hold
F AllaunLabour20,35152.22%
J WhiteleyConservative18,62347.78%

Electorate: 55,853; Turnout: 69.78%;
Majority: 1,728 (4.43%)


Salford West
[E] Labour hold
C RoyleLabour22,41350.98%
HD MooreConservative21,55449.02%

Electorate: 58,701; Turnout: 74.90%;
Majority: 859 (1.95%)


Salisbury
[E] Conservative hold
JG MorrisonConservative20,27153.43%
J PapworthLabour12,63233.29%
JM BookerLiberal5,03713.28%

Electorate: 48,823; Turnout: 77.71%;
Majority: 7,639 (20.13%)


Scarborough & Whitby
[E] Conservative hold
ACM SpearmanConservative27,13357.93%
J ArcherLabour10,48822.39%
G GrayLiberal9,21519.68%

Electorate: 64,531; Turnout: 72.58%;
Majority: 16,645 (35.54%)


Sedgefield
[E] Labour hold
J SlaterLabour27,22159.71%
DF-M ApplebyConservative18,36840.29%

Electorate: 57,031; Turnout: 79.94%;
Majority: 8,853 (19.42%)


Sevenoaks
[E] Conservative hold
JC RodgersConservative28,93661.84%
JN PowrieLabour17,85838.16%

Electorate: 59,937; Turnout: 78.07%;
Majority: 11,078 (23.67%)


Sheffield Attercliffe
[E] Labour win
JB HyndLabour33,07171.01%
HL LambertConservative & Lib13,50328.99%

Electorate: 64,601; Turnout: 72.09%;
Majority: 19,568 (42.01%)


Sheffield Brightside
[E] Labour win
RE WinterbottomLabour27,64366.86%
EW FlynnConservative & Lib12,23929.60%
H HillCommunist1,461 3.53%

Electorate: 58,156; Turnout: 71.09%;
Majority: 15,404 (37.26%)


Sheffield Hallam
[E] Conservative & Liberal win
R JenningsConservative & Lib30,06966.23%
J MarsdenLabour15,33033.77%

Electorate: 61,231; Turnout: 74.14%;
Majority: 14,739 (32.47%)


Sheffield Heeley
[E] Conservative & Liberal win
PG RobertsConservative & Lib30,79860.93%
J SewellLabour19,74739.07%

Electorate: 65,667; Turnout: 76.97%;
Majority: 11,051 (21.86%)


Sheffield Hillsborough
[E] Labour win
G DarlingLabour23,43858.79%
SK ArnoldConservative & Lib16,42841.21%

Electorate: 54,643; Turnout: 72.96%;
Majority: 7,010 (17.58%)


Sheffield Park
[E] Labour win
FW MulleyLabour28,90473.23%
SB RipponConservative & Lib10,56526.77%

Electorate: 55,373; Turnout: 71.28%;
Majority: 18,339 (46.46%)


Shipley
[E] Conservative hold
GAN HirstConservative22,58256.69%
EE GardnerLabour17,25143.31%

Electorate: 46,205; Turnout: 86.21%;
Majority: 5,331 (13.38%)


Shoreditch & Finsbury
[E] Labour hold
VJ CollinsLabour25,50073.45%
MB AgnewConservative9,21626.55%

Electorate: 56,393; Turnout: 61.56%;
Majority: 16,284 (46.91%)


Shrewsbury
[E] Conservative hold
JA Langford-HoltConservative21,31960.83%
DG AllenLabour13,72639.17%

Electorate: 45,239; Turnout: 77.47%;
Majority: 7,593 (21.67%)

Skipton
[E] Conservative hold
GB DraysonConservative25,10161.19%
VP RichardsonLabour15,91938.81%

Electorate: 49,710; Turnout: 82.52%;
Majority: 9,182 (22.38%)


Smethwick
[E] Labour hold
PCG WalkerLabour23,15158.16%
JJ WellsConservative16,65641.84%

Electorate: 52,748; Turnout: 75.47%;
Majority: 6,495 (16.32%)


Solihull
[E] Conservative hold
MA LindsayConservative29,32372.18%
M LargeLabour11,30027.82%

Electorate: 51,897; Turnout: 78.28%;
Majority: 18,023 (44.37%)


Somerset North
[E] Conservative hold
EHC LeatherConservative26,98554.20%
DR LlewellynLabour22,80245.80%

Electorate: 58,282; Turnout: 85.42%;
Majority: 4,183 (8.40%)


Southall
[E] Labour hold
GA PargiterLabour25,20757.19%
A TicklerConservative18,87242.81%

Electorate: 57,633; Turnout: 76.48%;
Majority: 6,335 (14.37%)


Southampton Itchen
[E] Labour win
HM KingLabour29,14955.49%
LT LoaderConservative23,37844.51%

Electorate: 67,098; Turnout: 78.28%;
Majority: 5,771 (10.99%)


Southampton Test
[E] Conservative win
JM HowardConservative26,70751.21%
CAR CroslandLabour22,86543.84%
S LittleLiberal2,583 4.95%

Electorate: 66,256; Turnout: 78.72%;
Majority: 3,842 (7.37%)


Southend East
[E] Conservative win
SJ McAddenConservative23,95858.21%
WH CloughLabour17,20041.79%

Electorate: 55,635; Turnout: 73.98%;
Majority: 6,758 (16.42%)


Southend West
[E] Conservative win
H ChannonConservative27,32664.20%
VG MarchesiLabour8,86620.83%
HJ HarveyLiberal6,37514.98%

Electorate: 57,424; Turnout: 74.13%;
Majority: 18,460 (43.37%)


Southgate
[E] Conservative hold
B BaxterConservative26,79462.32%
GL CauntLabour8,58419.97%
GJ BridgeLiberal7,61417.71%

Electorate: 55,745; Turnout: 77.12%;
Majority: 18,210 (42.36%)


Southport
[E] Conservative hold
R Fleetwood-HeskethConservative30,26870.24%
P CameronLabour12,82729.76%

Electorate: 62,618; Turnout: 68.82%;
Majority: 17,441 (40.47%)


South Shields
[E] Labour hold
JC EdeLabour31,73459.63%
J ChalmersConservative21,48240.37%

Electorate: 74,340; Turnout: 71.58%;
Majority: 10,252 (19.26%)


Southwark
[E] Labour hold
GA IsaacsLabour28,17470.30%
JM GreenwoodConservative10,94427.31%
SP BentCommunist959 2.39%

Electorate: 66,592; Turnout: 60.18%;
Majority: 17,230 (42.99%)


Sowerby
[E] Labour hold
ALND HoughtonLabour20,09245.20%
BH AndersonConservative17,30938.94%
J WalkerLiberal7,04615.85%

Electorate: 54,631; Turnout: 81.36%;
Majority: 2,783 (6.26%)


Spelthorne
[E] Conservative win
GB CraddockConservative20,88858.36%
JP CarruthersLabour14,90641.64%

Electorate: 46,050; Turnout: 77.73%;
Majority: 5,982 (16.71%)


Stafford & Stone
[E] Conservative hold
HCPJ FraserConservative26,20659.89%
KE RichardsonLabour17,55040.11%

Electorate: 55,395; Turnout: 78.99%;
Majority: 8,656 (19.78%)

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