October 1974 General Election

Central Newcastle upon Tyne

Labour hold / Edward Short
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourShort, Edward10,54671.8%-2.7%
 ConservativeFaith, Irene2,43216.6%-8.9%
 LiberalEllis, Andrew1,71611.7%N/A
Majority8,11455.2%+6.2%
Turnout14,69458.4%-7%
Swing+3.1%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to become the Chairman of Cable & Wireless
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourCowans, Harry4,69247.6%-24.2%
 LiberalEllis, Andrew2,85429%+17.3%
 ConservativeSowler, Richard1,94519.7%+3.1%
 Socialist WorkersHayes, David1841.9%N/A
 National FrontAnderson-Lynes, Bruce1811.8%N/A
Majority1,83818.6%-36.6%
Turnout9,856INF%0%
Swing-20.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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