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1955 General Election

1955 General Election

The 1955 general election saw the Conservative Party maintain their political dominance in the UK. However, the government was shortly to experience a major disaster - the Suez Crisis that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Anthony Eden.

England

C 11,165,436 (50.4%) 293 MP's elected

L 571,034 (2.6%) 2 MP's elected

Lab 10,355,892 (46.8%) 216 MP's elected

Wales

C 428,866 (29.9%) 6 MP's elected

L 104,095 (7.3%) 3 MP elected

Lab 825,690 (57.6%) 27 MP's elected

PC 45,119 (3.1%) 0 MP elected

Scotland

C 1,273,942 (50.1%) 36 MP's elected

L 47,273 (1.9%) 1 MP's elected

Lab 1,188,058 (46.7%) 34 MP's elected

SNP 12,112 (0.5%) 0 MP elected

  1. Ireland

C 442,647 (68.5%) 10 MP's elected

Lab 35,614 (5.5%) 0 MP elected

Irish LP 16,050 (2.5%) 0 MP elected

SF 152,310 (23.5%) 2 MP's elected

Total UK

C 13,310,891 (49.7%) 345 MP's elected

L 722,402 (2.7%) 6 MP's elected

Lab 12,405,254 (46.4%) 277 MP's elected

Irish LP 16,050 (0.1%) 0 MP elected

PC 45,119 (0.2%) 0 MP elected

SF 152,310 (0.6%) 2 MP's elected

SNP 12,112 (0.0%) 0 MP elected

C = Conservatives

L = Liberals

Lab = Labour

PC = Plaid Cymru

SNP = Scottish National Party

Irish LP = Irish Labour Party

SF = Sinn Fein

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