1970 General Election

Lincoln

Labour hold / Dick Taverne
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourTaverne, Dick20,09051%-7.3%
 ConservativeAlexander, Richard15,34039%-2.7%
 Independent LiberalBlades, G Thomas3,93710%N/A
Majority4,75012%-4.6%
Turnout39,36774.4%-4.3%
Swing-2.3%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to stand as a Democratic Labour candidate
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Democratic LabourTaverne, Dick21,96758.2%N/A
 LabourDilks, John8,77623.3%-27.7%
 ConservativeGuinness, Jonathan6,61617.5%-21.5%
 Democratic ConservativeSimmerson, Reg1980.5%N/A
 Majority Rule PartyWaller, Malcolm1000.3%N/A
 IndependentJustice, Jean810.2%N/A
Majority13,19134.9%N/A
Turnout37,738INF%0%
Swing+10.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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