1955 General Election

Taunton

Conservative hold / Henry Lennox D'Aubigne Hopkinson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeHopkinson, Henry Lennox D'Aubigne22,96252.1%-2.3%
 LabourPestell, Reginald Alfred17,42039.5%-6.1%
 LiberalBarrington, Guy3,6848.4%N/A
Majority5,54212.6%+3.8%
Turnout44,06685.5%-3.5%
Swing+1.9%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCann, Edward Dillon Lott du19,82050.8%-1.3%
 LabourPestell, Reginald Alfred19,16349.2%+9.7%
Majority6571.6%-11%
Turnout38,983INF%0%
Swing-5.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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