1970 General Election

Edinburgh North

Conservative hold / Walter Scott
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeScott, Walter13,00552.9%+2.6%
 LabourCook, RF9,12737.1%-2.1%
 LiberalDow, CA2,47510.1%-0.4%
Majority3,87815.8%+4.7%
Turnout24,60770%-3.9%
Swing+2.35%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to Duke of Buccleuch
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeFletcher, Alexander7,20838.7%-14.2%
 LabourCairns, Robert4,46724%-13.1%
 SNPWolfe, William3,52618.9%N/A
 LiberalGuild, Ronald3,43118.4%+8.3%
Majority2,74114.7%-1.1%
Turnout18,632INF%0%
Swing-0.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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