1955 General Election

Whitehaven

Labour hold / Frank Anderson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAnderson, Frank22,34858%-1.2%
 ConservativeIredell, Godfrey William16,15442%+1.2%
Majority6,19416%-2.4%
Turnout38,50283.8%-1.4%
Swing-1.2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSymonds, Joseph Bede21,45758.6%+0.6%
 ConservativeIredell, GW15,15141.4%-0.6%
Majority6,30617.2%+1.2%
Turnout36,608INF%0%
Swing+0.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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