1970 General Election

Merthyr Tydfil

Independent gain from Labour / Stephen Davies
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 IndependentDavies, Stephen16,70151.9%N/A
 LabourLloyd, TJ9,23428.7%-45.8%
 ConservativeJones, E3,1699.8%-4.2%
 Plaid CymruRees, Chris3,0769.6%-1.9%
Majority7,46723.2%N/A
Turnout32,18077.9%4%
Swing+48.85%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRowlands, Edward15,56248.6%+19.9%
 Plaid CymruRoberts, Emrys11,85237%+27.4%
 ConservativeBarr, Christopher2,3367.3%-2.5%
 CommunistJones, Arthur1,5194.7%N/A
 LiberalDonaldson, Angus7652.4%N/A
Majority3,71011.6%N/A
Turnout32,034INF%0%
Swing-3.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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