Elections to the municipal and county councils of England, Wales, and Scotland were held in 1955.


Map of County and Borough Councils in England.


Council[1][2][3][4] Previous control Result Details
Bedfordshire Details
Berkshire Details
Buckinghamshire Details
Cambridgeshire Independent Details
Cheshire Conservative Conservative Details
Cornwall Details
Cumberland Details
Derbyshire Labour Labour Details
Devon Details
Dorset Details
Durham Labour Labour Details
East Suffolk Independent Independent Details
East Sussex Conservative Details
Essex Labour Conservative Details
Gloucestershire No overall control No overall control Details
Hampshire Independent Independent Details
Herefordshire Details
Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative Details
Holland Details
Huntingdonshire Details
Isle of Ely Details
Kent Conservative Conservative Details
Kesteven Independent Independent Details
Lancashire Labour Conservative Details
Leicestershire Details
Lindsey Details
London Labour Labour Details
Middlesex Conservative Conservative Details
Northumberland Details
Nottinghamshire Details
East Riding Details
North Riding Details
West Riding Labour No overall control Details
Somerset Independent Independent Details
West Riding Labour No overall control Details
Surrey Conservative Conservative Details
West Suffolk Details
West Sussex Details
Westmorland Details
Wiltshire Independent Independent Details
Worcestershire Details


Map of Welsh local government divisions.
Council Previous control Result Details
Anglesey Details
Brecknockshire Details
Carnarvonshire Details
Cardiganshire Independent Independent Details
Carmarthenshire Labour No overall control Details
Denbighshire Details
Flintshire Details
Glamorgan Details
Merionethshire Details
Monmouthshire Labour Labour Details
Montgomeryshire Details
Pembrokeshire Details
Radnorshire Details


Council Previous control Result Details
Aberdeenshire Details
Argyllshire Details
Ayrshire Labour Labour Details
Dumbartonshire Moderates Details
Fife No overall control Labour Details
Midlothian Labour Labour Details
Stirlingshire Labour Labour Details


1955 Borough elections

Summary of results

The results for the boroughs were:[6]

Party Councillors
Gains Losses % Gains % Losses
Conservative Party 346 36
Labour Party 49 390
Liberal Party 16 8
Independents 75 50
Communist Party of Great Britain None 2 None 100%

See also


  1. ^ p.7
  2. ^ p.7
  3. ^ p.8
  4. ^ p.5
  5. ^ "VOTING POWER UNCHANGED: Ayr County Council". The Glasgow Herald. 12 May 1955. p. 12.
  6. ^ "LATE NEWS: BOROUGH ELECTIONS". The Glasgow Herald. 12 May 1955. p. 17.