1970 General Election

Sutton and Cheam

Conservative hold / Richard Sharples
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSharples, Richard23,95758.1%+7%
 LabourDowsett, J11,26127.3%-3%
 LiberalMcGeorge, NDM6,02314.6%-4%
Majority12,69630.8%+10%
Turnout41,24167.6%-8.9%
Swing+5%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Governor of Bermuda
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalTope, Graham18,32853.6%+39%
 ConservativeMacfarlane, Neil10,91131.9%-26.2%
 LabourMiller, David2,9378.6%-18.7%
 Anti-Common MarketFrere-Smith, Chris1,3323.9%N/A
 National IndependenceScruby, Edgar6601.9%N/A
Majority7,41721.7%N/A
Turnout34,168INF%0%
Swing+32.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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