1955 General Election

1955 General Election

The 1955 general election saw the Conservative Party maintain their political dominance in the UK. However, the government was shortly to experience a major disaster Ė the Suez Crisis that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Anthony Eden.

 

England                                                      

                                                                      

C                     11,165,436    (50.4%)          293 MPís elected

L                     571,034         (2.6%)            2 MPís elected

Lab                 10,355,892    (46.8%)          216 MPís elected

                                                                      

Wales                                                          

                                                                      

C                     428,866         (29.9%)          6 MPís elected

L                     104,095         (7.3%)            3 MP elected

Lab                 825,690         (57.6%)          27 MPís elected

PC                  45,119            (3.1%)            0 MP elected

                                                                      

Scotland                                                     

                                                                      

C                     1,273,942      (50.1%)          36 MPís elected

L                     47,273            (1.9%)            1 MPís elected

Lab                 1,188,058      (46.7%)          34 MPís elected

SNP               12,112            (0.5%)            0 MP elected

                                                                      

N. Ireland                                                    

                                                                      

C                     442,647         (68.5%)          10 MPís elected

Lab                 35,614            (5.5%)            0 MP elected

Irish LP           16,050            (2.5%)            0 MP elected

SF                  152,310         (23.5%)          2 MPís elected

 

 

Total UK

 

C                     13,310,891    (49.7%)          345 MPís elected

L                     722,402         (2.7%)            6 MPís elected

Lab                 12,405,254    (46.4%)          277 MPís elected

Irish LP           16,050           (0.1%)            0 MP elected

PC                  45,119           (0.2%)            0 MP elected

SF                  152,310         (0.6%)            2 MPís elected

SNP               12,112           (0.0%)            0 MP elected

 

C = Conservatives

 

L = Liberals

 

Lab = Labour

 

PC = Plaid Cymru

 

SNP = Scottish National Party

 

Irish LP = Irish Labour Party

 

SF = Sinn Fein

 

 

 






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