1955 General Election

Hereford

Conservative hold / James Purdon Lewes Thomas
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeThomas, James Purdon Lewes18,05851.8%-9.5%
 LiberalOwen, Humphrey Frank8,65824.8%N/A
 LabourSeers, Patricia8,15423.4%-15.3%
Majority9,40027%+4.4%
Turnout34,87078.8%1.2%
Swing-17.15%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGibson-Watt, James David12,12944.3%-7.5%
 LiberalOwen, Humphrey Frank9,97936.4%+11.6%
 LabourStanley, Bryan Capewell5,27719.3%-4.1%
Majority2,1507.9%-19.1%
Turnout27,385INF%0%
Swing-9.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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