February 1974 United Kingdom general election in Scotland


These are the results of the February 1974 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The election was held on Thursday 28 February 1974 and all 71 seats in Scotland were contested.[1]

February 1974 United Kingdom general election

 1970 10 October 1974 Oct. 1974 

All 71 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout78.86%, 4.95%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Harold Wilson Edward Heath
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 14 February 1963 28 July 1965
Last election 44 seats, 36.6% 23 seats, 32.9%
Seats won 40 21
Seat change 4 2
Popular vote 1,057,601 950,668
Percentage 36.6% 32.9%
Swing 7.9% 5.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader William Wolfe Jeremy Thorpe
Party SNP Liberal
Leader since 1 June 1969 18 January 1967
Last election 1 seats, 21.9% 3 seats, 7.9%
Seats won 7 3
Seat change 6
Popular vote 633,180 229,162
Percentage 21.9% 7.9%
Swing 10.5% 2.4%

Results of the Feb. 1974 election in Scotland

MPs


List of MPs for constituencies in Scotland (February 1974–1979)

Results


Party Seats Seats
change
Votes % %
change
Labour 40 4 1,057,601 36.6 7.9
Conservative 21 2 950,668 32.9 5.1
SNP 7 6 633,180 21.9 10.5
Liberal 3 229,162 7.9 2.4
Other 0 16,464 0.6 0.1
Turnout: 2,887,075 78.86

Votes summary

Popular vote
Labour
36.6%
Conservative
32.9%
Liberal
8.3%
SNP
21.9%
Other
0.6%
Parliament seats
Labour
56.3%
Conservative
29.6%
Liberal
4.22%
SNP
9.9%

References