United Kingdom general election, 1955

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The 1955 United Kingdom general election was held on May 26, 1955, four years after the previous general election. It resulted in a vastly increased majority for the Conservative government of 54.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Conservative 13,310,891 345 + 23 49.7
Labour 12,405,254 277 - 18 46.4
Liberal 722,402 6 2.7
Sinn Féin 152,310 2 + 2 0.6
Plaid Cymru 45,119 0 0.2
Independent 43,791 0 0.2
Communist 33,144 0 0.1
Irish Labour 16,050 0 - 1 0.1
Independent Labour 15,322 0 0.0
SNP 12,112 0 0.0
ILP 3,334 0 0.0

Total votes cast: 26,759,729. All parties shown. Conservatives include National Liberal Party and Ulster Unionists. Template:British elections

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