October 1974 General Election

Bournemouth East

Conservative hold / John Cordle
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCordle, John20,79051.8%+1.6%
 LiberalMusgrave, GK10,12925.2%-4.1%
 LabourLock, DE8,42221%+4.3%
 National FrontHayes, M8282.1%+0.1%
Majority10,66126.6%+5.7%
Turnout40,16970.5%-8.1%
Swing+2.85%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAtkinson, David15,23562.1%+10.3%
 LabourGoodwin, Joseph3,68415%-6%
 LiberalMatthew, Donald3,21213.1%-12.1%
 New BritainPratt, John1,1274.6%N/A
 National FrontMcKilliam, Kenneth7253%+0.9%
 International MarxistHeron, Brian4942%N/A
 Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White ResidentBoaks, Bill420.2%N/A
Majority11,55147.1%+20.5%
Turnout24,519INF%0%
Swing+8.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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