1955 General Election

Gainsborough

Conservative hold / Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCrookshank, Harry Frederick Comfort22,57656.9%+7.8%
 LabourHawkins, Gordon R17,10743.1%+3.5%
Majority5,46913.8%+4.3%
Turnout39,68378.7%-1.4%
Swing+2.15%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeKimball, Marcus Richard12,83640.8%-16.1%
 LabourWalston, Henry David Leonard George11,83037.6%-5.5%
 LiberalSpence, Henry6,80621.6%N/A
Majority1,0063.2%-10.6%
Turnout31,472INF%0%
Swing-5.3%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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