October 1974 General Election

Pontefract and Castleford

Labour hold / Joseph Harper
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHarper, Joseph30,20870.4%-4.4%
 ConservativeBloomer, I6,96616.2%-6.9%
 LiberalGalloway, S5,25912.3%N/A
 Workers RevolutionaryParsons, T4571.1%-1.1%
Majority23,24254.2%+2.5%
Turnout42,89071.1%-6%
Swing+1.25%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourLofthouse, Geoffrey19,50865.8%-4.6%
 ConservativePage, Hugo8,08027.3%+11.1%
 LiberalMarsh, Leslie2,0546.9%-5.4%
Majority11,42838.5%-15.7%
Turnout29,642INF%0%
Swing-7.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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