October 1974 General Election

Woolwich West

Labour hold / William Hamling
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHamling, William19,61447.1%+3%
 ConservativeBottomley, Peter16,07338.6%-0.2%
 LiberalJohnson, JP5,96214.3%-2.9%
Majority3,5418.5%+3.2%
Turnout41,64973.9%-8%
Swing+1.6%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBottomley, Peter17,28048.8%+10.2%
 LabourStanyer, Joseph14,89842.1%-5%
 LiberalHobday, Sheilagh1,8845.3%-9%
 National FrontRobinson, Ruth8562.4%N/A
 FellowshipMallone, Ronald2180.6%N/A
 English NationalHansford-Miller, Frank1400.4%N/A
 Conservative Anti-Common MarketSimmerson, Reginald1040.3%N/A
 IndependentBishop, Peter410.1%N/A
Majority2,3826.7%N/A
Turnout35,421INF%0%
Swing+7.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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