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
Westbury — WirralWoking — York
Westbury
[E] Conservative hold
R GrimstonConservative19,68445.62%
RJ TravessLabour16,29537.77%
PLM HurdLiberal7,16516.61%

Electorate: 52,334; Turnout: 82.44%;
Majority: 3,389 (7.86%)


Western Isles
[S] Labour hold
MK MacmillanLabour8,48757.34%
JC FrameLib & Conservative6,31542.66%

Electorate: 24,856; Turnout: 59.55%;
Majority: 2,172 (14.67%)


West Ham North
[E] Labour hold
AJW LewisLabour27,24965.89%
M BowenConservative10,71225.90%
D PenwardenLiberal3,393 8.20%

Electorate: 61,346; Turnout: 67.41%;
Majority: 16,537 (39.99%)


West Ham South
[E] Labour hold
FE JonesLabour29,45183.08%
EJ EmdenConservative5,99716.92%

Electorate: 53,862; Turnout: 65.81%;
Majority: 23,454 (66.16%)


Westhoughton
[E] Labour hold
JT PriceLabour27,90060.99%
E DunnettConservative17,84839.01%

Electorate: 55,151; Turnout: 82.95%;
Majority: 10,052 (21.97%)


West Lothian
[S] Labour hold
J TaylorLabour25,65459.66%
WR GrieveConservative17,34740.34%

Electorate: 57,045; Turnout: 75.38%;
Majority: 8,307 (19.32%)


Westmorland
[E] Conservative hold
WMF VaneConservative21,04857.45%
IR MillionLabour7,90121.57%
AGD AclandLiberal7,68820.98%

Electorate: 47,222; Turnout: 77.58%;
Majority: 13,147 (35.88%)


Weston-super-Mare
[E] Conservative hold
I Orr-EwingConservative27,35762.70%
RG AndrewsLabour16,27537.30%

Electorate: 59,135; Turnout: 73.78%;
Majority: 11,082 (25.40%)


Whitehaven
[E] Labour hold
F AndersonLabour22,34858.04%
GW IredellConservative16,15441.96%

Electorate: 45,957; Turnout: 83.78%;
Majority: 6,194 (16.09%)


Widnes
[E] Labour win
JE MacCollLabour19,82351.90%
B BrookesConservative18,37448.10%

Electorate: 49,990; Turnout: 76.41%;
Majority: 1,449 (3.79%)


Wigan
[E] Labour hold
RW WilliamsLabour29,75564.40%
HD LoweConservative14,88332.21%
T RowlandsonCommunist1,567 3.39%

Electorate: 57,575; Turnout: 80.25%;
Majority: 14,872 (32.19%)


Willesden East
[E] Labour hold
M OrbachLabour23,39750.71%
RE SimmsConservative22,73849.29%

Electorate: 60,604; Turnout: 76.13%;
Majority: 659 (1.43%)


Willesden West
[E] Labour hold
SP ViantLabour29,18561.76%
PB KenyonConservative18,07438.24%

Electorate: 63,559; Turnout: 74.35%;
Majority: 11,111 (23.51%)


Wimbledon
[E] Conservative win
CW BlackConservative22,11265.55%
GE JannerLabour11,62234.45%

Electorate: 43,099; Turnout: 78.27%;
Majority: 10,490 (31.10%)


Winchester
[E] Conservative win
PHBO SmithersConservative23,82765.43%
JG RidleyLabour12,59134.57%

Electorate: 47,464; Turnout: 76.73%;
Majority: 11,236 (30.85%)


Windsor
[E] Conservative hold
CE Mott-RadclyffeConservative25,39063.39%
WOJ RobinsonLabour14,66636.61%

Electorate: 54,649; Turnout: 73.30%;
Majority: 10,724 (26.77%)


Wirral
[E] Conservative hold
JSB LloydConservative33,02767.40%
RB ChrimesLabour15,97632.60%

Electorate: 64,090; Turnout: 76.46%;
Majority: 17,051 (34.80%)

Woking
[E] Conservative hold
HA WatkinsonConservative27,86064.41%
RDV WilliamsLabour15,39335.59%

Electorate: 57,119; Turnout: 75.72%;
Majority: 12,467 (28.82%)


Wokingham
[E] Conservative win
PF RemnantConservative25,84359.52%
TG BostonLabour12,89529.70%
J McQuadeLiberal4,67910.78%

Electorate: 56,657; Turnout: 76.63%;
Majority: 12,948 (29.82%)


Wolverhampton North East
[E] Labour win
J BairdLabour23,59662.12%
F HardmanConservative14,38737.88%

Electorate: 53,171; Turnout: 71.44%;
Majority: 9,209 (24.25%)


Wolverhampton South West
[E] Conservative win
JE PowellConservative25,31859.97%
LH BurgessLabour16,89840.03%

Electorate: 54,303; Turnout: 77.74%;
Majority: 8,420 (19.95%)


Woodford
[E] Conservative win
W ChurchillConservative25,06973.02%
AKM MilnerLabour9,26126.98%

Electorate: 45,193; Turnout: 75.96%;
Majority: 15,808 (46.05%)


Wood Green
[E] Labour hold
JS ButlerLabour25,52353.92%
G CathlesConservative21,81146.08%

Electorate: 63,015; Turnout: 75.12%;
Majority: 3,712 (7.84%)


Woolwich East
[E] Labour win
CP MayhewLabour23,27564.29%
HC CrawfordConservative12,92935.71%

Electorate: 48,964; Turnout: 73.94%;
Majority: 10,346 (28.58%)


Woolwich West
[E] Conservative win
WA StewardConservative23,98152.04%
W HamlingLabour22,10147.96%

Electorate: 55,329; Turnout: 83.29%;
Majority: 1,880 (4.08%)


Worcester
[E] Conservative hold
GR WardConservative25,61056.76%
LV PikeLabour19,50843.24%

Electorate: 58,012; Turnout: 77.77%;
Majority: 6,102 (13.52%)


Worcestershire South
[E] Conservative hold
P AgnewConservative26,81165.97%
ELJ ThorneLabour13,83134.03%

Electorate: 55,730; Turnout: 72.93%;
Majority: 12,980 (31.94%)


Workington
[E] Labour hold
TF PeartLabour25,11059.37%
TM BrannanConservative17,18240.63%

Electorate: 49,094; Turnout: 86.14%;
Majority: 7,928 (18.75%)


Worthing
[E] Conservative hold
OL Prior-PalmerConservative31,10677.12%
B StevensLabour9,23122.88%

Electorate: 55,449; Turnout: 72.75%;
Majority: 21,875 (54.23%)


The Wrekin
[E] Conservative gain
W YatesConservative19,01950.64%
IO ThomasLabour18,54149.36%

Electorate: 46,897; Turnout: 80.09%;
Majority: 478 (1.27%)


Wrexham
[W] Labour hold
JIJ JonesLabour27,94556.60%
GWG JonesConservative & Nat Lib16,28632.99%
DE MorganWelsh Nationalist5,13910.41%

Electorate: 64,788; Turnout: 76.20%;
Majority: 11,659 (23.62%)


Wycombe
[E] Conservative hold
J HallConservative29,84557.67%
LR FletcherLabour21,90542.33%

Electorate: 63,094; Turnout: 82.02%;
Majority: 7,940 (15.34%)


Yarmouth
[E] Conservative hold
A FellConservative21,31751.10%
E KinghornLabour20,40048.90%

Electorate: 52,350; Turnout: 79.69%;
Majority: 917 (2.20%)


Yeovil
[E] Conservative hold
JWW PeytonConservative24,05948.17%
M MurrayLabour19,79339.63%
G TaylorLiberal6,08912.19%

Electorate: 58,714; Turnout: 85.06%;
Majority: 4,266 (8.54%)


York
[E] Conservative hold
H Hylton-FosterConservative31,40250.89%
TEM McKitterickLabour30,29849.11%

Electorate: 73,849; Turnout: 83.55%;
Majority: 1,104 (1.79%)

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