October 1974 General Election

Clitheroe

Conservative hold / Alan Walder
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWalder, Alan19,64348%+0.2%
 LabourMcColgan, Barry12,77531.2%+3.2%
 LiberalRoberts, C William8,50320.8%-3.4%
Majority6,86816.8%-3%
Turnout40,92178.6%-5.1%
Swing-1.5%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWaddington, David22,18565%+17%
 LabourSutton, Lindsay9,68528.4%-2.8%
 LiberalWilson, Frank2,2426.6%-14.2%
Majority12,50036.6%+19.8%
Turnout34,112INF%0%
Swing+9.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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