1970 General Election

Rochdale

Labour hold / Jack McCann
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcCann, Jack19,24741.6%-10.8%
 LiberalSmith, Cyril14,07630.4%+11.1%
 ConservativeAndrew, M12,97828%-0.3%
Majority5,17111.2%-12.9%
Turnout46,30172.9%-6%
Swing-10.95%
By-election held due to the MPs death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalSmith, Cyril19,29642.3%+11.9%
 LabourCunliffe, Lawrence14,20331.1%-10.5%
 ConservativeTrippier, David8,06017.7%-10.3%
 IndependentMerrick, Jim4,0748.9%N/A
Majority5,09311.2%N/A
Turnout45,633INF%0%
Swing+11.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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