1955 General Election

Ipswich

Labour hold / Richard Rapier Stokes
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourStokes, Richard Rapier32,30652.9%-0.5%
 ConservativeCobbold, John28,72447.1%+0.5%
Majority3,5825.8%-1%
Turnout61,03080.5%-4.7%
Swing-0.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFoot, Dingle Mackintosh26,89845.9%-7%
 ConservativeCobbold, JC19,16132.7%-14.4%
 LiberalSykes, Manuela12,58721.5%N/A
Majority7,73713.2%+7.4%
Turnout58,646INF%0%
Swing+3.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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