1970 General Election

Manchester Exchange

Labour hold / William Griffiths
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourGriffiths, William8,23468.5%-5%
 ConservativeLoftus, William3,34127.8%+1.3%
 IndependentSpencer, GE4403.7%N/A
Majority4,89340.7%-6.3%
Turnout12,01557%3.3%
Swing-3.15%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHatton, Frank5,34855.3%-13.2%
 LiberalSteed, Michael3,52536.5%N/A
 ConservativeLoftus, William6837.1%-20.7%
 Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist)Pushkin, Ruth1091.1%N/A
Majority1,82318.8%-21.9%
Turnout9,665INF%0%
Swing-7.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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