1970 General Election

Hove

Conservative hold / Martin Maddan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeMaddan, Martin34,28768.7%+11.5%
 LabourNicholas, DG15,63931.3%+5.6%
Majority18,64837.4%+5.9%
Turnout49,92666.7%-5.4%
Swing+2.95%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSainsbury, Timothy22,07047.8%-20.9%
 LiberalWilson, Des17,22437.3%N/A
 LabourWallis, Ronald5,33511.6%-19.7%
 National FrontHarrison-Broadley, John1,4093.1%N/A
 Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist)Reakes, Carole1280.3%N/A
Majority4,84610.5%-26.9%
Turnout46,166INF%0%
Swing-13.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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