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
Orkney & Shetland — PetersfieldPlymouth Devonport — Reading North
Orkney & Shetland
[S] Liberal hold
J GrimondLiberal11,49161.97%
J FirthConservative4,18622.58%
WJG WillsLabour2,86515.45%

Electorate: 26,087; Turnout: 71.08%;
Majority: 7,305 (39.40%)


Ormskirk
[E] new constituency boundaries
R Kilroy-SilkLabour34,80747.19%
HB SorefConservative27,00436.61%
D ParryLiberal11,94916.20%

Electorate: 95,392; Turnout: 77.32%;
Majority: 7,803 (10.58%)


Orpington
[E] Conservative hold
IR StanbrookConservative26,43547.24%
R YoungLiberal22,77140.69%
DI GrantLabour6,75212.07%

Electorate: 64,967; Turnout: 86.13%;
Majority: 3,664 (6.55%)


Oswestry
[E] new constituency boundaries
WJ BiffenConservative20,43846.93%
D EvansLiberal13,42830.83%
J BishtonLabour9,68522.24%

Electorate: 55,901; Turnout: 77.91%;
Majority: 7,010 (16.10%)


Oxford
[E] Conservative hold
CM WoodhouseConservative23,96739.81%
DET LuardLabour23,14638.44%
M ButlerLiberal13,09421.75%

Electorate: 76,645; Turnout: 78.55%;
Majority: 821 (1.36%)


Oxfordshire Mid
[E] new constituency boundaries
DR HurdConservative22,14845.23%
E ParsloeLabour14,17528.95%
R SparrowLiberal12,16024.83%
J MyhillInd Conservative488 1.00%

Electorate: 59,192; Turnout: 82.73%;
Majority: 7,973 (16.28%)


Paddington
[E] new constituency boundaries
AC LathamLabour17,29343.07%
NP ScottConservative16,42140.89%
N LewisLiberal6,44116.04%

Electorate: 58,253; Turnout: 68.93%;
Majority: 872 (2.17%)


Paisley
[S] Labour hold
J RobertsonLabour23,82048.42%
J WorkmanConservative14,92330.33%
D RolloScottish Nationalist10,45521.25%

Electorate: 65,466; Turnout: 75.15%;
Majority: 8,897 (18.08%)


Peckham
[E] new constituency boundaries
HG LambornLabour26,11664.31%
NB BakerConservative8,04519.81%
S SaltmarshLiberal6,44615.87%

Electorate: 62,868; Turnout: 64.59%;
Majority: 18,071 (44.50%)


Pembroke
[W] Conservative hold
RN EdwardsConservative22,26838.25%
GSD ParryLabour20,78935.71%
PEC JonesLiberal12,34021.20%
RV DaviesPlaid Cymru2,820 4.84%

Electorate: 71,486; Turnout: 81.44%;
Majority: 1,479 (2.54%)


Penistone
[E] new constituency boundaries
JJ MendelsonLabour27,79749.74%
AD WilkinsonConservative14,08425.20%
D ChadwickLiberal13,14023.51%
M EadenSocial Democrat867 1.55%

Electorate: 66,479; Turnout: 84.07%;
Majority: 13,713 (24.54%)


Penrith & the Border
[E] Conservative hold
WSI WhitelawConservative26,43360.12%
JND WeedallLabour9,09520.69%
P AlexanderLiberal8,20218.66%
W HesmondhalghInd235 0.53%

Electorate: 55,099; Turnout: 79.79%;
Majority: 17,338 (39.44%)


Perth & East Perthshire
[S] Conservative hold
I MacArthurConservative21,16747.26%
GD CrawfordScottish Nationalist12,19227.22%
VA FrielLabour6,78415.15%
K SmithLiberal4,64410.37%

Electorate: 57,206; Turnout: 78.29%;
Majority: 8,975 (20.04%)


Peterborough
[E] new constituency boundaries
H NicholsConservative20,35339.55%
MJ WardLabour20,33139.51%
P BoizotLiberal10,77220.93%

Electorate: 62,507; Turnout: 82.32%;
Majority: 22 (0.04%)


Petersfield
[E] Conservative hold
JM QuennellConservative30,73251.49%
TW SlackLiberal21,15235.44%
PF WhitelyLabour7,70312.91%
PHH BishopTechnical Consultant101 0.17%

Electorate: 73,574; Turnout: 81.13%;
Majority: 9,580 (16.05%)

Plymouth Devonport
[E] new constituency boundaries
DAL OwenLabour15,81942.19%
JH VickersConservative15,38241.02%
M BanksLiberal6,29816.80%

Electorate: 49,802; Turnout: 75.30%;
Majority: 437 (1.17%)


Plymouth Drake
[E] new constituency boundaries
J FookesConservative18,41742.82%
FK TaylorLabour15,80636.75%
M CastleLiberal8,78420.42%

Electorate: 55,109; Turnout: 78.04%;
Majority: 2,611 (6.07%)


Plymouth Sutton
[E] new constituency boundaries
AKM ClarkConservative21,64945.22%
BW FletcherLabour13,54528.29%
S BanksLiberal12,68326.49%

Electorate: 60,550; Turnout: 79.07%;
Majority: 8,104 (16.93%)


Pontefract & Castleford
[E] Labour hold
J HarperLabour34,40974.79%
RF NeedhamConservative10,60523.05%
B LaveryWorkers Revolutionary Party991 2.15%

Electorate: 59,695; Turnout: 77.07%;
Majority: 23,804 (51.74%)


Pontypool
[W] Labour hold
L AbseLabour25,13359.69%
EAR MathiasLiberal7,66818.21%
T WallaceConservative7,49717.81%
R TannerPlaid Cymru1,308 3.11%
G WilliamsCommunist498 1.18%

Electorate: 54,663; Turnout: 77.02%;
Majority: 17,465 (41.48%)


Pontypridd
[W] Labour hold
BT JohnLabour28,02851.97%
IA JonesConservative11,40621.15%
MG MurphyLiberal9,88918.34%
RA KempPlaid Cymru4,612 8.55%

Electorate: 69,677; Turnout: 77.41%;
Majority: 16,622 (30.82%)


Poole
[E] Conservative hold
HO MurtonConservative31,15646.04%
GM GoodeLiberal21,08831.16%
GW HobbsLabour15,43422.81%

Electorate: 82,654; Turnout: 81.88%;
Majority: 10,068 (14.88%)


Portsmouth North
[E] new constituency boundaries
FA JuddLabour23,84743.61%
PHS GriffithsConservative23,52743.03%
AJ PeastonLiberal7,30413.36%

Electorate: 68,473; Turnout: 79.85%;
Majority: 320 (0.59%)


Portsmouth South
[E] new constituency boundaries
RB PinkConservative26,82450.26%
S LloydLabour15,84229.69%
J WilliamsLiberal10,30719.31%
AD RifkinMarxist-Leninist394 0.74%

Electorate: 70,345; Turnout: 75.86%;
Majority: 10,982 (20.58%)


Preston North
[E] Labour gain
RH AtkinsLabour16,79741.54%
M HoltConservative16,54240.91%
G PayneLiberal7,09917.56%

Electorate: 50,885; Turnout: 79.47%;
Majority: 255 (0.63%)


Preston South
[E] Labour gain
SG ThorneLabour17,35442.54%
A GreenConservative15,46737.91%
RP MarshallLiberal7,97419.55%

Electorate: 51,133; Turnout: 79.78%;
Majority: 1,887 (4.63%)


Pudsey
[E] Conservative hold
JGD ShawConservative21,75039.53%
SJ CookseyLiberal18,01132.73%
K TargettLabour15,26727.74%

Electorate: 64,788; Turnout: 84.94%;
Majority: 3,739 (6.79%)


Putney
[E] new constituency boundaries
HG JenkinsLabour21,68041.26%
G WadeConservative20,24138.52%
A SladeLiberal10,62920.23%

Electorate: 66,013; Turnout: 79.61%;
Majority: 1,439 (2.74%)


Ravensbourne
[E] new constituency boundaries
JL HuntConservative20,42051.47%
D CroweLiberal11,52329.05%
HA HessionLabour6,94317.50%
G ParkerNational Front786 1.98%

Electorate: 48,089; Turnout: 82.50%;
Majority: 8,897 (22.43%)


Reading North
[E] new constituency boundaries
RAB DurantConservative19,98439.39%
MJ DenbyLabour17,61534.72%
J BurnettLiberal13,13725.89%

Electorate: 63,943; Turnout: 79.35%;
Majority: 2,369 (4.67%)

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