1955 General Election

Blaydon

Labour hold / William Whiteley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWhiteley, William25,27366.5%-1.7%
 ConservativeReay-Smith, John Morley12,75033.5%+1.7%
Majority12,52333%-3.4%
Turnout38,02380.7%-6.9%
Swing-1.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWoof, Robert Edward18,79169.9%+3.4%
 ConservativeReay-Smith, John8,07730.1%-3.4%
Majority10,71439.8%+6.8%
Turnout26,868INF%0%
Swing+3.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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