1955 General Election

Pontypool

Labour hold / Daniel Granville West
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWest, Daniel Granville26,37272.9%-2.8%
 ConservativeHewitt, Aylwin9,80027.1%+2.8%
Majority16,57245.8%-5.6%
Turnout36,17277.1%-7.2%
Swing-2.8%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAbse, Leopold20,00068.5%-4.4%
 ConservativeThomas, PS6,27321.5%-5.6%
 Plaid CymruMorgan, BCL2,92710%N/A
Majority13,72747%+1.2%
Turnout29,200INF%0%
Swing+0.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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