1955 General Election

Torquay

Conservative hold / Charles Williams
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWilliams, Charles29,77760.4%+1.2%
 LabourBriscoe, Robert12,54725.4%-2.4%
 LiberalBessell, Peter Joseph7,01214.2%+1.2%
Majority17,23035%+3.6%
Turnout49,33675.5%-4.5%
Swing+1.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBennett, Frederic Mackarness20,96451%-9.4%
 LabourHamling, William10,38325.2%-0.2%
 LiberalBessell, Peter Joseph9,77523.8%+9.6%
Majority10,58125.8%-9.2%
Turnout41,122INF%0%
Swing-4.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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