1955 General Election

West Walthamstow

Labour hold / Clement Richard Attlee
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAttlee, Clement Richard19,32765.7%-1.1%
 ConservativeHornby, Richard Phipps10,07734.3%+1.1%
Majority9,25031.4%-2.2%
Turnout29,40472.5%-9.4%
Swing-1.1%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the House of Lords
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRedhead, Edward Charles13,38864.7%-1%
 ConservativeHornby, Richard Phipps4,18420.2%-14.1%
 LiberalSmedley, William Oliver3,03714.7%N/A
 IndependentBoaks, William George890.4%N/A
Majority9,20444.5%+13.1%
Turnout20,698INF%0%
Swing+6.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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