1955 General Election

Edinburgh South

Scottish Unionist hold / Sir William Young Darling
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistDarling, Sir William Young24,83667.5%-4.3%
 LabourForsyth, James A11,94932.5%+4.3%
Majority12,88735%-8.6%
Turnout36,78577.2%-2%
Swing-4.3%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Scottish UnionistHutchison, Michael Clark14,42145.6%-21.9%
 LabourForsyth, James9,78130.9%-1.6%
 LiberalDouglas-Home, William7,43923.5%N/A
Majority4,64014.7%-20.3%
Turnout31,641INF%0%
Swing-10.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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