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Westminster General Election (NI) - Thursday 28 February 1974



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Westminster General Election (NI)
Thursday 28 February 1974

Introduction

The following are the (draft) results of the 12 Northern Ireland constituencies where the 1974 Westminster General Election was contested on Thursday 28 February 1974.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Spoiled votes: 4,676
Valid votes cast: 717,626
Percentage poll: 70.4%

Party
Number of Seats
Vote
% Valid Poll
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
7
232,103
32.3%
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
1
160,437
22.4%
Pro-Assembly Unionists (U. Pro-A)
0
94,301
13.1%
Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP)
3
75,944
10.6%
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
1
58,656
8.2%
Independents
0
23,496
3.3%
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
0
22,660
3.2%
Unity Party (Unity)
0
17,593
2.4%
Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP)
0
17,284
2.4%
Republican Clubs (Rep C)
0
15,152
2.1%

 

Constituency Results

The results for each of the 12 constituencies contain the following information:
Name of constituency
Name of candidate (Party) Number of votes
Party majority: Electorate: Turnout: (%)


North Antrim
Paisley, Ian
(Democratic Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 41,282
Utley, T. E. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 13,651
Mc Alister, M. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 10,056

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP - UUUC) majority: 27,631; Electorate: 103,763; Turnout: 57.7%


South Antrim
Molyneaux, J.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 48,203
Kinahan, C. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 12,559
Rowan, P. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 8,769
Kidd, R. J. (Independent) 1,801

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 35,644; Electorate: 116,710; Turnout 61.5%


Belfast East
Craig, W.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 27,817
McMaster, S. R. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 20,077
Bleakley, D. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 7,415
Gillespie, D. E. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 1,502

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUC) majority: 7,740; Electorate: 78,821; Turnout: 73.1%


Belfast North
Carson, J.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 21,531
Smyth, D. W. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 12,755
Donnelly, T. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 12,003
Scott, A. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,917

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 8,766; Electorate: 71,081; Turnout: 69.9%


Belfast South
Bradford, Rev. R.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 22,083
Pounder, R. J. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 18,085
Cook, D. S. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,118
Caraher, J. B. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,149
Holmes, E. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,445

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUC) majority: 3,998; Electorate: 74,534; Turnout: 69.8%


Belfast West
Fitt, Gerry
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 19,554
McQuade, J. (Democratic Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 17,374
Price, A. (Independent) 5,662
Brady, J. (Republican Clubs) 3,088
Boyd, W. R. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,989

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 2,180; Electorate: 65,651; Turnout: 73.0%


North Down
Kilfedder, James
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 38,169
Bradford, R. H. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 21,943
Curran, D. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 2,376

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 15,104; Electorate: 90,262 Turnout:67.7%


South Down
Orr, L. P. S.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 31,088
Hollywood, S. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 25,486
Golding, H. (Republican Clubs) 3,046

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 3,567; Electorate: 91,792; Turnout: 70.0%


Londonderry
Ross, William
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 33,060
Logue, H. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 23,670
Montgomery, M.J. (Republican Clubs) 4,889
Foster, R. (Labour and Trade Union) 1,162

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 9,390; Electorate: 92,192; Turnout: (68.1%)


Fermanagh and South Tyrone
West, H. W.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 26,858
McManus, F. J. (Unity) 16,229
Haughey, P. D. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 15,410 Brown, H. I. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 3,157

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 10,629; Electorate: 70,615; Turnout: (87.6%)


Mid Ulster
Dunlop, J.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party) 26,044
Cooper, I. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 19,372
McAliskey, B. (Independent Socialist) 16,672
Thornton, W. N. J. (Pro-Assembly Unionist) 4,633

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUP) majority: 6,672; Electorate: 80,982; Turnout: (82.7%)


Armagh
McCusker, H
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 33,194
O'Hanlon, P. M. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 18,090
Glendinning, R. J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 4,983 Moore, T. (Republican Clubs) 4,129
Lewis, H. (Unity) 1,364

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 15,104; Electorate: 92,800; Turnout: (67.7%)


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