UK General Election results October 1974

10th October 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 GrimondLiberal9,87756.21%
H FirthSNP3,02517.21%
R FraserConservative2,49514.20%
WJG WillsLabour2,17512.38%

Electorate: 26,289; Turnout: 66.84%;
Majority: 6,852 (38.99%)


Ormskirk
[E] Labour hold
R Kilroy-SilkLabour35,39250.33%
B KeefeConservative26,54137.74%
D ParryLiberal8,38711.93%

Electorate: 96,593; Turnout: 72.80%;
Majority: 8,851 (12.59%)


Orpington
[E] Conservative hold
IR StanbrookConservative24,39447.00%
Lady AveburyLiberal19,38437.35%
C SpillaneLabour8,12115.65%

Electorate: 65,686; Turnout: 79.01%;
Majority: 5,010 ( 9.65%)


Oswestry
[E] Conservative hold
WJ BiffenConservative19,16547.28%
J BishtonLabour10,75126.52%
DJ EvansLiberal10,62326.20%

Electorate: 56,429; Turnout: 71.84%;
Majority: 8,414 (20.76%)


Oxford
[E] Labour gain
DET LuardLabour23,35942.71%
CM WoodhouseConservative22,32340.82%
MS ButlerLiberal8,37415.31%
I AndersonNational Front572 1.05%
B SmithInd64 0.12%

Electorate: 77,270; Turnout: 70.78%;
Majority: 1,036 ( 1.89%)


Oxfordshire Mid
[E] Conservative hold
DR HurdConservative20,94445.94%
MJ SaundersLabour13,64129.92%
M BurtonLiberal11,00624.14%

Electorate: 59,697; Turnout: 76.37%;
Majority: 7,303 (16.02%)


Paddington
[E] Labour hold
AC LathamLabour17,15547.56%
GM WolfsonConservative14,84441.16%
NJS LewisLiberal3,74210.37%
CD WertheimLabour Conservative Coalition Party192 0.53%
S AllmanIrish Civil Rights135 0.37%

Electorate: 58,499; Turnout: 61.66%;
Majority: 2,311 ( 6.41%)


Paisley
[S] Labour hold
J RobertsonLabour21,36844.79%
DR RolloSNP15,77833.08%
I RobertsonConservative7,44015.60%
D ThompsonLiberal3,116 6.53%

Electorate: 66,059; Turnout: 72.21%;
Majority: 5,590 (11.72%)


Peckham
[E] Labour hold
HG LambornLabour24,58771.64%
NB BlakerConservative5,76016.78%
SWF SaltmarshLiberal3,97111.57%

Electorate: 63,349; Turnout: 54.17%;
Majority: 18,827 (54.86%)


Pembroke
[W] Conservative hold
RN EdwardsConservative23,19040.47%
GSD ParryLabour22,41839.12%
PEC JonesLiberal9,11615.91%
RB DaviesPlaid Cymru2,580 4.50%

Electorate: 72,053; Turnout: 79.53%;
Majority: 772 ( 1.35%)


Penistone
[E] Labour hold
JJ MendelsonLabour27,14654.23%
GCW HarrisConservative12,01123.99%
D ChadwickLiberal10,90021.78%

Electorate: 67,060; Turnout: 74.65%;
Majority: 15,135 (30.24%)


Penrith & the Border
[E] Conservative hold
WSI WhitelawConservative23,54758.06%
JND WeedallLabour9,79124.14%
JG PeaseLiberal7,21517.79%

Electorate: 55,602; Turnout: 72.93%;
Majority: 13,756 (33.92%)


Perth & East Perthshire
[S] SNP gain
GD CrawfordSNP17,33740.76%
I MacArthurConservative16,54438.89%
J WhiteLabour5,80513.65%
R DuncanLiberal2,851 6.70%

Electorate: 57,646; Turnout: 73.79%;
Majority: 793 ( 1.86%)


Peterborough
[E] Labour gain
MJ WardLabour21,82044.45%
H NichollsConservative19,97240.68%
PJ BoizotLiberal7,30214.87%

Electorate: 63,044; Turnout: 77.87%;
Majority: 1,848 ( 3.76%)


Petersfield
[E] Conservative hold
MJ MatesConservative28,68950.50%
TW SlackLiberal19,70234.68%
JM BloomLabour8,30114.61%
PHH BishopUnited Democratic Party117 0.21%

Electorate: 74,260; Turnout: 76.50%;
Majority: 8,987 (15.82%)

Plymouth Devonport
[E] Labour hold
DAL OwenLabour17,39847.27%
J VickersConservative15,13941.14%
NE WestbrookLiberal3,95310.74%
JN HillInd Liberal312 0.85%

Electorate: 50,105; Turnout: 73.45%;
Majority: 2,259 ( 6.14%)


Plymouth Drake
[E] Conservative hold
JE FookesConservative17,28741.26%
BW FletcherLabour17,25341.18%
ME CastleLiberal7,35417.55%

Electorate: 55,556; Turnout: 75.41%;
Majority: 34 ( 0.08%)


Plymouth Sutton
[E] Conservative hold
AKM ClarkConservative20,45744.61%
JG PriestlyLabour15,26933.30%
S BanksLiberal10,13122.09%

Electorate: 61,007; Turnout: 75.17%;
Majority: 5,188 (11.31%)


Pontefract & Castleford
[E] Labour hold
J HarperLabour30,20870.43%
I BloomerConservative6,96616.24%
S GallowayLiberal5,25912.26%
T ParsonsWorkers Revolutionary Party457 1.07%

Electorate: 60,288; Turnout: 71.14%;
Majority: 23,242 (54.19%)


Pontypool
[W] Labour hold
L AbseLabour25,38163.40%
RJ MorelandConservative6,68616.70%
EAR MatthiasLiberal5,74414.35%
RD TannerPlaid Cymru2,223 5.55%

Electorate: 55,112; Turnout: 72.64%;
Majority: 18,695 (46.70%)


Pontypridd
[W] Labour hold
BT JohnLabour29,30256.57%
IAS JonesConservative10,52820.33%
MG MurphyLiberal8,05015.54%
R KempPlaid Cymru3,917 7.56%

Electorate: 70,200; Turnout: 73.78%;
Majority: 18,774 (36.25%)


Poole
[E] Conservative hold
HO MurtonConservative28,98246.15%
GM GoodeLiberal17,55727.96%
GW HobbsLabour16,26225.89%

Electorate: 83,403; Turnout: 75.30%;
Majority: 11,425 (18.19%)


Portsmouth North
[E] Labour hold
FA JuddLabour24,35245.87%
J WardConservative23,00743.33%
E BrooksLiberal5,208 9.81%
T KeenMore Prosperous Britain527 0.99%

Electorate: 69,089; Turnout: 76.85%;
Majority: 1,345 ( 2.53%)


Portsmouth South
[E] Conservative hold
RB PinkConservative23,37947.61%
AM HalmosLabour15,30831.17%
M TribeLiberal9,80719.97%
AD RifkinMarxist-Leninist612 1.25%

Electorate: 70,773; Turnout: 69.39%;
Majority: 8,071 (16.44%)


Preston North
[E] Labour hold
RH AtkinsLabour18,04445.81%
M HoltConservative16,26041.28%
G PayneLiberal4,94812.56%
H SmithMore Prosperous Britain138 0.35%

Electorate: 51,369; Turnout: 76.68%;
Majority: 1,784 ( 4.53%)


Preston South
[E] Labour hold
SG ThorneLabour18,44946.88%
A GreenConservative14,70037.35%
RP MarshallLiberal5,45613.86%
E HarrisonNational Front663 1.68%
M SmithMore Prosperous Britain87 0.22%

Electorate: 51,522; Turnout: 76.38%;
Majority: 3,749 ( 9.53%)


Pudsey
[E] Conservative hold
JGD ShawConservative20,18039.51%
SJ CookseyLiberal15,59930.54%
K TargettLabour15,29329.94%

Electorate: 65,354; Turnout: 78.15%;
Majority: 4,581 ( 8.97%)


Putney
[E] Labour hold
HG JenkinsLabour21,61145.28%
GA WadeConservative18,83639.46%
AC SladeLiberal7,15915.00%
T KeenMore Prosperous Britain125 0.26%

Electorate: 66,515; Turnout: 71.76%;
Majority: 2,775 ( 5.81%)


Ravensbourne
[E] Conservative hold
JL HuntConservative18,31851.01%
DEA CroweLiberal9,81327.33%
C HowesLabour7,20420.06%
I StevensNational Front574 1.60%

Electorate: 48,541; Turnout: 73.98%;
Majority: 8,505 (23.68%)


Reading North
[E] Conservative hold
RAB DurantConservative18,73440.15%
MJ DenbyLabour18,26639.15%
K WattsLiberal9,06419.43%
P BakerNational Front594 1.27%

Electorate: 64,484; Turnout: 72.36%;
Majority: 468 ( 1.00%)

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