1970 General Election

Ripon

Conservative hold / Sir Malcolm Stoddart-Scott
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeStoddart-Scott, Sir Malcolm21,21160.7%+10.5%
 LabourDaniel, David9,14726.2%+1.3%
 LiberalCraven, Valerie4,58313.1%-11.8%
Majority12,06434.5%+9.2%
Turnout34,94173.6%-8.4%
Swing+4.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalAustick, David13,90243.5%+30.4%
 LabourHampson, Keith12,95640.5%+14.3%
 LabourEnglish, DM4,43513.9%-12.3%
 Independent ConservativeSimmerson, REG6902.2%N/A
Majority9463%N/A
Turnout31,983INF%0%
Swing+8.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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