UK General Election, 1955:

Party Vote and Lost deposits

99 candidates lost their £150 deposits by securing less than 12.5% of the vosts cast.

PartyNumber of
candidates
Total Votes% of Total Vote
achieved
Vote as % of
electorate
Vote as % of
Total Vote in
seats contested
Number of
lost deposits
Total cost
Communist1733144 0.12% 0.10% 4.67%15£2250
Conservative5671202717844.94%34.51%50.00%3£450
Conservative & Lib8152947 0.57% 0.44%44.15%0£0
Conservative & Nat Lib13252411 0.94% 0.72%41.45%0£0
Ind641275 0.15% 0.12%16.85%3£450
Ind Conservative1368 0.00% 0.00% 0.93%1£150
Ind Labour215322 0.06% 0.04%21.16%1£150
Ind Labour Party23334 0.01% 0.01% 5.23%2£300
Ind Peace12148 0.01% 0.01% 5.30%1£150
Irish Labour116050 0.06% 0.05%27.35%0£0
Labour6171236943246.21%35.49%47.43%1£150
Lib & Conservative12230942 0.86% 0.66%52.12%0£0
Liberal110726859 2.72% 2.09%15.21%59£8850
NI Labour335614 0.13% 0.10%25.61%0£0
Nat Lib & Conservative8160401 0.60% 0.46%51.81%0£0
National Liberal445412 0.17% 0.13%38.38%0£0
Scottish National212112 0.05% 0.03%14.53%1£150
Sinn Fein12152310 0.57% 0.44%23.55%5£750
Ulster Unionist12442647 1.65% 1.27%68.46%0£0
Welsh Nationalist1145119 0.17% 0.13%10.90%7£1050

Total140926765025100.00%76.79%99£14850


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