1970 General Election

Glasgow Govan

Labour hold / John Rankin
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRankin, John13,44360.1%-7.8%
 ConservativeBelton, GF6,30128.2%+0.1%
 SNPGrieve, Michael2,29410.3%N/A
 CommunistBiggam, T3261.5%-2.5%
Majority7,14231.9%-7.9%
Turnout22,36463.2%-4.3%
Swing-3.95%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SNPMacDonald, Margo6,36041.9%+31.6%
 LabourSelby, Harry5,78938.2%-21.9%
 ConservativeMair, John1,78011.7%-16.5%
 LiberalMcMillan, Peter1,2398.2%N/A
Majority5713.7%N/A
Turnout15,168INF%0%
Swing+26.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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