1970 General Election

Chester-le-Street

Labour hold / Norman Pentland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPentland, Norman33,69471.6%-5.4%
 ConservativeRamshaw, D13,36328.4%+5.4%
Majority20,33143.2%-10.8%
Turnout47,05773.7%-1.2%
Swing-5.4%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRadice, Giles25,87453.1%-18.5%
 LiberalSuggett, George18,80238.6%N/A
 ConservativeBalfour, Neil4,0928.4%-20%
Majority7,07214.5%-28.7%
Turnout48,768INF%0%
Swing-11.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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