1955 General Election

Southend West

Conservative hold / Sir Henry Channon
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeChannon, Sir Henry27,32664.2%-5.2%
 LabourMarchesi, Victor8,86620.8%-9.8%
 LiberalHarvey, Heather Joan6,37515%N/A
Majority18,46043.4%+4.6%
Turnout42,56774.1%-4.6%
Swing+2.3%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeChannon, Henry Paul Guinness14,49355.6%-8.6%
 LiberalHarvey, Heather Joan6,31424.2%+9.2%
 LabourPearson-Clarke, Anthony5,28020.2%-0.6%
Majority8,17931.4%-12%
Turnout26,087INF%0%
Swing-8.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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