1955 General Election

Penistone

Labour hold / Henry George McGhee
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcGhee, Henry George29,43262.3%-1.9%
 ConservativeFulton, Laurence17,79637.7%+1.9%
Majority11,63624.6%-3.8%
Turnout47,22880%-5.1%
Swing-1.9%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMendelson, John Jakob25,31564.1%+1.8%
 ConservativeDeby, JB14,19635.9%-1.8%
Majority11,11928.2%+3.6%
Turnout39,511INF%0%
Swing+1.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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