Election held on 10 December 1955
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|Party Name||First preference vote n||First preference vote share %||Change from previous election %||Seats won by ticket n||Seats won by ticket %||Seats won by party n||Seats won by party %||Seats held by party n||Seats held by party %|
|Australian Labor Party||1,803,335||40.61||-10.01||12||40.00||12||40.00||28||46.67|
|Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)||1,748,878||39.38||+12.93||8||26.67|
|Anti-Communist Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1958)||271,067||6.10||*||1||3.33||1||3.33||2||3.33|
|Votes for other than listed parties||43,294||0.97||-0.93|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.
The Anti-Communist Labor Party senator (George Ronald Cole) listed under Seats held by party, was elected at the 1953 Senate election from Tasmania as a member of the Australian Labor Party but had chosen to sit in the Senate as a member of the Anti-Communist Labor Party (the precursor of the Democratic Labor Party) before the 1955 election.
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).