October 1974 United Kingdom general election in Scotland


These are the results of the October 1974 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The election was held on Thursday 10 October 1974 and all 71 seats in Scotland were contested.[1]

October 1974 United Kingdom general election

 Feb. 1974 10 October 1974 1979 

All 71 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout74.81%, 4.05%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Harold Wilson Edward Heath
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 14 February 1963 28 July 1965
Last election 40 seats, 36.6% 21 seats, 32.9%
Seats won 41 16
Seat change 1 5
Popular vote 1,000,581 681,327
Percentage 36.3% 24.7%
Swing 0.3% 8.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader William Wolfe Jeremy Thorpe
Party SNP Liberal
Leader since 1 June 1969 18 January 1967
Last election 7 seats, 21.9% 3 seats, 7.9%
Seats won 11 3
Seat change 4
Popular vote 839,617 228,855
Percentage 30.4% 8.3%
Swing 8.5% 0.4%

Results of the Oct. 1974 election in Scotland

MPs


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

Results


Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 41 1 1,000,581 36.3 0.3
Conservative 16 5 681,327 24.7 8.2
SNP 11 4 839,617 30.4 8.5
Liberal 3 228,855 8.3 0.4
Other 0 7,721 0.28 0.4
Turnout: 2,758,101 74.81

Votes summary

Popular vote
Labour
36.3%
Conservative
24.7%
Liberal
8.3%
SNP
30.4%
Other
0.28%
Parliament seats
Labour
57.7%
Conservative
22.5%
Liberal
4.22%
SNP
15.4%

References