October 1974 General Election

Saffron Walden

Conservative hold / Peter Kirk
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeKirk, Peter21,29143.7%-0.9%
 LiberalMoore, Frank14,77030.3%+0.3%
 LabourGreen, H12,65226%+0.5%
Majority6,52113.4%-1.2%
Turnout48,71378.1%-5.3%
Swing-0.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeHaselhurst, Alan22,69255.7%+12%
 LiberalPhillips, Andrew10,25525.2%-5.1%
 LabourStoneham, Ben5,94814.6%-11.4%
 All Party Anti-Common MarketSmedley, William1,8184.5%N/A
Majority12,43730.5%+17.1%
Turnout40,713INF%0%
Swing+8.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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