(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)
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 n||Uncontested seats held n||Seat share %|
|Australian Labor Party||836,592||49.56||-2.74||21||0||45.65|
|Votes for other than listed parties||31,192||1.85||+0.09|
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).
Although the book deals with political competition in a single electoral region, information on the 1955 general election for the House of Representatives and its context can be found in D W Rawson and Susan M Holtzinger, Politics in Eden-Monaro: The Personalities and the Campaigns, London: Heinemann, 1958.