1955 General Election

Gateshead West

Labour hold / John Thomas Hall
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHall, John Thomas22,04066.6%+2.8%
 ConservativeQuigley, James11,07133.4%-2.8%
Majority10,96933.2%+5.6%
Turnout33,11171.1%-12.7%
Swing+2.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRandall, Harry Enos13,19666.5%-0.1%
 ConservativeWright, David6,66133.5%+0.1%
Majority6,53533%-0.2%
Turnout19,857INF%0%
Swing-0.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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