February 1974 General Election

Merthyr Tydfil

Labour gain from Independent / Edward Rowlands
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourRowlands, Edward20,48664.1%+35.4%
 Plaid CymruRoberts, Emrys7,33622.9%+13.3%
 ConservativeKnowles, Michael2,6228.2%-1.6%
 LiberalBettell-Higgins, D1,0023.1%N/A
 CommunistJones, A3691.2%N/A
 Workers RevolutionaryBattersby, R1600.5%N/A
Majority13,15041.2%N/A
Turnout31,97581.1%3.2%
Swing+11.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 13 April 1972 by-election
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