1970 General Election

Westhoughton

Labour hold / Tom Price
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourPrice, Tom29,67455.4%-9.6%
 ConservativeUnsworth, Cyril23,84744.6%+9.6%
Majority5,82710.8%-19.2%
Turnout53,52176.9%-2%
Swing-9.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourStott, Roger26,29457%+1.6%
 ConservativeUnsworth, Cyril19,51142.3%-2.3%
 Democratic SocialistO'Hara, Brian3350.7%N/A
Majority6,78314.7%+3.9%
Turnout46,140INF%0%
Swing+1.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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