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General election results, February and October 1974

Thursday 28 February 1974

No party had an overall majority. Labour formed a minority government

Party

Seats

% Vote

Leader

Labour 301 37.1 Harold Wilson
Conservative 297 37.9 Edward Heath
Liberal 14 19.3 Jeremy Thorpe
Others* 23 5.7  
Total 635 turnout 78.7  

* including: Plaid Cymru 2; Scottish National Party 7; Ulster Unionist 9

 

Thursday 10 October 1974

The Labour Government was returned with a majority of 3

Party

Seats

% Vote

Leader

Labour 319 39.2 Harold Wilson
Conservative 277 35.8 Edward Heath
Liberal 13 18.3 Jeremy Thorpe
Others* 26 6.7  
Total 635 turnout 72.8  

* including: Plaid Cymru 3; Scottish National Party 11; Ulster Unionist 10