1970 General Election

Dundee East

Labour hold / George Thomson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourThomson, George22,63048.3%-8%
 ConservativeStewart, Allan19,83242.4%-1.3%
 SNPMacaulay, Ian4,1818.9%N/A
 World Government RadicalMacfarlane, EG1760.4%N/A
Majority2,7985.9%-6.7%
Turnout46,81976%-2.8%
Swing-3.35%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation after their appointment to the European Commission
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMachin, George14,41132.7%-15.6%
 SNPWilson, Gordon13,27030.1%+21.2%
 ConservativeFitzgerald, William11,08925.2%-17.2%
 LiberalGordon, Nathaniel3,6538.3%N/A
 Labour Party of ScotlandMacLean, George1,4093.2%N/A
 IndependentThomson, John1820.4%N/A
Majority1,1412.6%-3.3%
Turnout44,014INF%0%
Swing-18.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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