1955 General Election

Wigan

Labour hold / Ronald Watkins Williams
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilliams, Ronald Watkins29,75564.4%-2.5%
 ConservativeLowe, Harold14,88332.2%-0.9%
 CommunistRowlandson, Thomas1,5673.4%N/A
Majority14,87232.2%-1.6%
Turnout46,20580.3%-6.8%
Swing-0.8%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFitch, Ernest Alan27,41571%+6.6%
 ConservativeHodgson, J10,24826.5%-5.7%
 CommunistWeaver, M9722.5%-0.9%
Majority17,16744.5%+12.3%
Turnout38,635INF%0%
Swing+6.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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