October 1974 General Election

Cambridge

Conservative hold / David Lane
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLane, David21,79041.3%+0.7%
 LabourCurran, James19,01736%+3.3%
 LiberalO'Loughlin, Michael11,12921.1%-5%
 United Democratic PartyCurry, Christopher8851.7%N/A
Majority2,7735.3%-2.6%
Turnout52,82169.5%-9.3%
Swing-1.3%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to become Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeJames, Robert19,62051%+9.7%
 LabourSmith, Martin9,99526%-10%
 LiberalO'Loughlin, Dr Michael7,05118.3%-2.8%
 IndependentSharpe, James7111.8%N/A
 National FrontWotherspoon, Jeremy7001.8%N/A
 Science Fiction LooneySargent, Philip3741%N/A
Majority9,62525%+19.7%
Turnout38,451INF%0%
Swing+9.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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