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||1,961,829||44.63||-5.40||47||0||38.52|
|Anti-Communist Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1958)||227,083||5.17||*||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||112,693||2.56||-0.58|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
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.