1955 General Election

Belfast East

UUP hold / Alan John McKibbin
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPMcKibbin, Alan John26,93862.5%+0.8%
 NI LabourBoyd, Tom13,04130.2%-8.1%
 Sinn FéinLulcahy, Lian3,1567.3%N/A
Majority13,89732.3%+8.9%
Turnout43,13570.4%-4.1%
Swing+4.45%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPMcMaster, Stanley Raymond19,52457.8%-4.7%
 NI LabourGardner, James14,26442.2%+12%
Majority5,26015.6%-16.7%
Turnout33,788INF%0%
Swing-8.35%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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