October 1974 General Election

Ashfield

Labour hold / David Marquand
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMarquand, David35,36763.4%+4.1%
 ConservativeKemm, R12,45222.3%-1.1%
 LiberalFlint, Hampton7,95914.3%-3%
Majority22,91541.1%+5.2%
Turnout55,77874.7%-7.3%
Swing+2.6%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to take up a position at the European Commission
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmith, Tim19,61643.1%+20.8%
 LabourCowan, Michael19,35242.5%-20.9%
 LiberalFlint, Hampton4,3809.6%-4.7%
 National FrontHerrod, George1,7343.8%N/A
 Socialist WorkersHall, June4531%N/A
Majority2640.6%N/A
Turnout45,535INF%0%
Swing+20.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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