October 1974 General Election

Penistone

Labour hold / John Mendelson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMendelson, John27,14654.2%+4.5%
 ConservativeHarris, GCW12,01124%-1.2%
 LiberalChadwick, David10,90021.8%-1.7%
Majority15,13530.2%+5.7%
Turnout50,05774.6%-9.5%
Swing+2.85%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcKay, Allen19,42445.5%-8.7%
 ConservativeDobkin, I14,05332.9%+8.9%
 LiberalChadwick, D9,24121.6%-0.2%
Majority5,37112.6%-17.6%
Turnout42,718INF%0%
Swing-8.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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