1955 General Election

St Helens

Labor hold / Sir Hartlet William Shawcross
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LaborShawcross, Sir Hartlet William35,73764.3%N/A
 ConservativeCaplin, Maxwell19,85435.7%-1%
Majority15,88328.6%+2%
Turnout55,59173.5%-6.2%
Swing+32.65%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation as he was "tired of party politics"
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSpriggs, Leslie26,40564.7%N/A
 ConservativeCarlisle, Mark14,41135.3%-0.4%
Majority11,99429.4%N/A
Turnout40,816INF%0%
Swing+32.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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