1974 February General election results summary


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  • Electorate – 39,798,899
  • Turnout – 78.8%

Chart: Seats won at the 1974 February general election
Lab — 301
Con — 297
Liberal — 14
Others — 23

Table: 1974 February general election results summary
Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % ±%
  Labour 301 34 14 +20 11,645,616 37.2 –5.9
  Conservative 297 5 42 –37 11,872,180 37.9 –8.5
  Liberal 14 8 0 +8 6,059,519 19.3 +11.8
  Scottish National 7 6 0 +6 633,180 2.0 +0.9
  Ulster Unionist 7 1 2 –1 232,103 0.8 0.0
  Vanguard Unionist 3 3 0 +3 75,944 0.2 0.0
Plaid Cymru 2 2 0 +2 171,374 0.5 –0.1
  SDLP 1 1 0 +1 160,137 0.5 0.0
  Democratic Unionists 1 1 0 +1 58,656 0.2 +0.1
  Independent Labour 1 1 1 +1 29,892 0.1 0.0
  Democratic Labour 1 1 0 +1 14,780 0.1 0.0

Source: British Electoral Facts 1832-2012

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