1955 General Election

Harrow East

Conservative hold / Ian Douglas Harvey
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeHarvey, Ian Douglas22,24354.4%+4.5%
 LabourMerlyn-Rees, Merlyn18,62145.6%+1.6%
Majority3,6228.8%+2.9%
Turnout40,86482.6%-5.3%
Swing+1.45%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation after a scandal
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCourtney, Anthony Tosswill17,77652.8%-1.6%
 LabourRees, Merlyn15,54646.2%+0.6%
 National Union of Small ShopkeepersLynch, Thomas3481%N/A
Majority2,2306.6%-2.2%
Turnout33,670INF%0%
Swing-1.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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