1955 General Election

Mid Ulster

Sinn Féin gain from Independent Republican / Thomas James Mitchell
Mitchell was ineligible to stand for the election due to his conviction as a felon, but Beattie was also ineligible due to holding an office of profit under the Crown. A by-election was later called
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Sinn FéinMitchell, Thomas James29,73750.2%N/A
 UUPBeattie, Charles29,47749.8%+2.5%
Majority2600.4%N/A
Turnout59,21488.6%-3.2%
Swing+23.85%
Mitchell was disqualified from sitting as an MP after a petition was successfully lodged by Beattie. However, Mitchell stood again, and it was then discovered at this by-election that Beattie was also ineligible to stand.
By-election held due to both candidates in the previous general election were ineligible to take office
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Sinn FéinMitchell, Thomas James30,39250.7%+0.5%
 UUPBeattie, Charles29,58649.3%-0.5%
Majority8061.4%+1%
Turnout59,978INF%0%
Swing+0.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to both candidates in the previous by-election were ineligible to take office
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Independent UnionistForrest, George28,60548.4%N/A
 Sinn FéinMitchell, Thomas James24,12440.8%-9.4%
 Anti-PartitionO'Neill, Michael6,42110.9%N/A
Majority4,4817.6%N/A
Turnout59,150INF%0%
Swing+4.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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