1955 General Election

City of Chester

Conservative hold / Basil Edward Nield
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeNield, Basil Edward24,90556.7%-1.8%
 LabourForrester, John McKay13,90331.6%-9.9%
 LiberalSeys-Llewellyn, John Desmond5,14511.7%N/A
Majority11,00225.1%+8.1%
Turnout43,95377.9%-4.7%
Swing+4.05%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Recorder of Manchester
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeTemple, John Meredith21,13746.5%-10.2%
 LabourCarter-Jones, Lewis14,78932.6%+1%
 LiberalLlewellyn, John Desmond Seys9,49220.9%+9.2%
Majority6,34813.9%-11.2%
Turnout45,418INF%0%
Swing-5.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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