1955 General Election

Newport

Labour hold / Peter Freeman
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFreeman, Peter31,53753.7%+0.9%
 ConservativeBox, Donald Stewart27,17746.3%+7.5%
Majority4,3607.4%-6.6%
Turnout58,71481.6%-4.7%
Swing-3.3%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSoskice, Frank29,20556.3%+2.6%
 ConservativeBox, Donald Stewart20,72039.9%-6.4%
 Plaid CymruRoberts, Emrys Pugh1,9783.8%N/A
Majority8,48516.4%+9%
Turnout51,903INF%0%
Swing+4.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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