1974 October General election results summary


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  • Electorate – 40,072,970
  • Turnout – 72.8%

Chart: Seats won at the 1974 October general election
Lab — 319
Con — 277
Lib Dem — 13
Others — 26

Table: 1974 October general election results summary
Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % ±%
  Labour 319 20 2 +18 11,457,079 39.3 +2.0
  Conservative 277 2 22 –20 10,462,565 35.8 –2.1
  Liberal 13 1 2 –1 5,346,704 18.3 –1.0
  Scottish National 11 4 0 +4 839,617 2.9 +0.9
  Ulster Unionist 6 0 1 –1 256,065 +0.1 +0.1
  Plaid Cymru 3 1 0 +1 166,321 0.6 +0.1
  Vanguard Unionist 3 0 0 0 62,262 0.3 +0.1
  Democratic Unionist 1 0 0 0 59,451 0.3 +0.1
  SDLP 1 0 0 0 154,193 0.6 +0.1
  Independent Republican 1 1 0 +1 32,795 0.2 +0.2

Source: UK Data Service, British Election Studies

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