UK General Election results February 1974

28th February 1974
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The region in which each constituency is situated is indicated in square brackets
Macclesfield — MerionethMerthyr Tydfil — Newark
Macclesfield
[E] new constituency boundaries
NR WintertonConservative32,63848.77%
BH SilvermanLabour18,35227.43%
AJ BerryLiberal15,92623.80%

Electorate: 79,481; Turnout: 84.19%;
Majority: 14,286 (21.35%)


Maidstone
[E] Conservative hold
JJ WellsConservative31,33444.12%
E HarrisonLiberal23,67833.34%
R ArndellLabour16,00622.54%

Electorate: 87,338; Turnout: 81.31%;
Majority: 7,656 (10.78%)


Maldon
[E] new constituency boundaries
J WakehamConservative22,08843.89%
R BealeLiberal14,86629.54%
V MorrisLabour13,36826.56%

Electorate: 61,248; Turnout: 82.16%;
Majority: 7,222 (14.35%)


Manchester Ardwick
[E] new constituency boundaries
GB KaufmanLabour16,11050.48%
RH HargreavesConservative11,21535.14%
A MaffiaLiberal4,59014.38%

Electorate: 47,553; Turnout: 67.11%;
Majority: 4,895 (15.34%)


Manchester Blackley
[E] Labour hold
PB RoseLabour19,36946.80%
H SamuelConservative13,86333.50%
H RocheLiberal8,15519.70%

Electorate: 54,338; Turnout: 76.17%;
Majority: 5,506 (13.30%)


Manchester Central
[E] new constituency boundaries
NH LeverLabour15,07561.71%
C HorneConservative5,07120.76%
M SteedLiberal4,28117.53%

Electorate: 39,498; Turnout: 61.84%;
Majority: 10,004 (40.95%)


Manchester Gorton
[E] Labour hold
K MarksLabour22,27651.23%
S Waley-CohenConservative13,30030.59%
R BrooksLiberal7,90618.18%

Electorate: 55,500; Turnout: 78.35%;
Majority: 8,976 (20.64%)


Manchester Moss Side
[E] new constituency boundaries
F HattonLabour14,71541.78%
FH TaylorConservative12,32334.99%
W WallaceLiberal7,97922.65%
R PushkinMarxist-Leninist206 0.58%

Electorate: 50,993; Turnout: 69.07%;
Majority: 2,392 (6.79%)


Manchester Openshaw
[E] Labour hold
CR MorrisLabour16,47853.47%
A RosenConservative9,02129.27%
A WoodLiberal4,46714.49%
J HulseNational Front541 1.76%
P WiddallCommunist312 1.01%

Electorate: 42,201; Turnout: 73.03%;
Majority: 7,457 (24.20%)


Manchester Withington
[E] new constituency boundaries
F SilvesterConservative17,99742.39%
SNM MoxleyLabour13,58431.99%
I McWilliam-FowlerLiberal10,87725.62%

Electorate: 57,709; Turnout: 73.57%;
Majority: 4,413 (10.39%)


Manchester Wythenshawe
[E] new constituency boundaries
A MorrisLabour26,90055.73%
J HillConservative14,46229.96%
A BlondLiberal6,90514.31%

Electorate: 64,354; Turnout: 75.00%;
Majority: 12,438 (25.77%)


Mansfield
[E] Labour hold
JD ConcannonLabour34,37864.51%
HJ ThompsonConservative18,23634.22%
F WestacottCommunist675 1.27%

Electorate: 68,889; Turnout: 77.35%;
Majority: 16,142 (30.29%)


Melton
[E] new constituency boundaries
M LathamConservative32,23947.44%
J PickLiberal19,49028.68%
RWS MayhewLabour16,22823.88%

Electorate: 81,357; Turnout: 83.53%;
Majority: 12,749 (18.76%)


Meriden
[E] new constituency boundaries
JE TomlinsonLabour40,54152.93%
HK SpeedConservative36,05647.07%

Electorate: 96,380; Turnout: 79.47%;
Majority: 4,485 (5.86%)


Merioneth
[W] Plaid Cymru gain
DE ThomasPlaid Cymru7,82334.61%
WH EdwardsLabour7,23532.01%
IAE JonesLiberal4,15318.37%
RR OwenConservative3,39215.01%

Electorate: 26,512; Turnout: 85.26%;
Majority: 588 (2.60%)

Merthyr Tydfil
[W] Labour hold
E RowlandsLabour20,48664.07%
E RobertsPlaid Cymru7,33622.94%
M KnowlesConservative2,622 8.20%
D Bettell-HigginsLiberal1,002 3.13%
A JonesCommunist369 1.15%
R BattersbyWorkers Revolutionary Party160 0.50%

Electorate: 39,445; Turnout: 81.06%;
Majority: 13,150 (41.13%)


Middlesbrough
[E] new constituency boundaries
AG BottomleyLabour27,32466.26%
GK DickensConservative13,91533.74%

Electorate: 59,388; Turnout: 69.44%;
Majority: 13,409 (32.52%)


Middleton & Prestwich
[E] Labour gain
J CallaghanLabour24,35739.84%
AGB HaselhurstConservative23,84038.99%
JP HarrisonLiberal12,94621.17%

Electorate: 75,968; Turnout: 80.49%;
Majority: 517 (0.85%)


Midlothian
[S] Labour hold
A EadieLabour32,22044.66%
D MowatConservative20,47828.38%
JG McKinlayScottish Nationalist19,45026.96%

Electorate: 88,409; Turnout: 81.61%;
Majority: 11,742 (16.27%)


Mitcham & Morden
[E] new constituency boundaries
BLH Douglas-MannLabour21,77142.45%
DA HarrisConservative18,54636.16%
PC SpratlingLiberal10,46220.40%
SE FrenchCommunist507 0.99%

Electorate: 64,894; Turnout: 79.03%;
Majority: 3,225 (6.29%)


Monmouth
[W] Conservative hold
J Stradling ThomasConservative27,26943.69%
FR ThompsonLabour22,70736.38%
D HandoLiberal11,50618.44%
EH SpanswickPlaid Cymru930 1.49%

Electorate: 74,173; Turnout: 84.14%;
Majority: 4,562 (7.31%)


Montgomeryshire
[W] Liberal hold
HE HoosonLiberal12,49545.43%
WRC Williams-WynneConservative7,84428.52%
PW HarriesLabour4,88817.77%
A JonesPlaid Cymru2,274 8.27%

Electorate: 33,303; Turnout: 82.58%;
Majority: 4,651 (16.91%)


Moray & Nairn
[S] Scottish Nationalist gain
WM EwingScottish Nationalist16,04649.26%
GTC CampbellConservative14,22943.68%
EG SmithLabour2,299 7.06%

Electorate: 41,380; Turnout: 78.72%;
Majority: 1,817 (5.58%)


Morcambe & Lonsdale
[E] Conservative hold
AGF Hall-DavisConservative27,70451.85%
BN WatesLiberal12,94824.23%
T CarronLabour12,78223.92%

Electorate: 68,017; Turnout: 78.56%;
Majority: 14,756 (27.62%)


Morpeth
[E] Labour hold
G GrantLabour22,02656.40%
D CurreyConservative8,99223.03%
H DevereuxLiberal8,03520.57%

Electorate: 48,104; Turnout: 81.18%;
Majority: 13,034 (33.38%)


Motherwell & Wishaw
[S] new constituency boundaries
GM LawsonLabour18,31046.68%
JW CaldwellConservative11,99730.59%
G NicholsonScottish Nationalist7,85220.02%
J SneddonCommunist1,066 2.72%

Electorate: 50,899; Turnout: 77.06%;
Majority: 6,313 (16.09%)


Nantwich
[E] Conservative hold
JH CockcroftConservative21,47443.43%
AE BaileyLabour16,30632.98%
H GlidewellLiberal11,66823.60%

Electorate: 60,657; Turnout: 81.52%;
Majority: 5,168 (10.45%)


Neath
[W] Labour hold
DR ColemanLabour25,35162.25%
HG EvansPlaid Cymru8,75821.51%
LJ WaltersConservative6,61616.25%

Electorate: 51,887; Turnout: 78.49%;
Majority: 16,593 (40.74%)


Nelson & Colne
[E] Conservative hold
DC WaddingtonConservative15,69238.87%
EDH HoyleLabour15,51538.43%
A GreavesLiberal9,16622.70%

Electorate: 47,941; Turnout: 84.21%;
Majority: 177 (0.44%)


Newark
[E] Labour hold
ES BishopLabour31,58653.83%
DH CargillConservative27,08946.17%

Electorate: 70,727; Turnout: 82.96%;
Majority: 4,497 (7.66%)

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