1955 General Election

Chester-le-Street

Labour hold / Patrick Bartley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBartley, Patrick32,32376.3%-0.7%
 ConservativeWright, David A10,04723.7%+0.7%
Majority22,27652.6%-1.4%
Turnout42,37079.6%-7%
Swing-0.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPentland, Norman27,91280.8%+4.5%
 ConservativeRees-Mogg, William6,62519.2%-4.5%
Majority21,28761.6%+9%
Turnout34,537INF%0%
Swing+4.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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