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Westminster General Election (NI) - Thursday 10 October 1974



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Westminster General Election (NI)
Thursday 10 October 1974

Introduction

The following are the (draft) results of the 12 Northern Ireland constituencieS where the 1974 Westminster General Election was contested on Thursday 10 October 1974.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Valid votes cast:
Spoiled votes:
Percentage poll: 68.5%

Party
Number of Seats
Vote
% Valid Poll
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
7
256,065
36.5%
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
1
154,193
22.0%
Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP)
3
92,262
13.1%
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
1
59,451
8.5%
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
0
44,644
6.3%
Independent Nationalist (Ind N)
0
32,795
4.7%
Republican Clubs (Rep C)
0
21,633
3.1%
Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (UPNI)
0
20,454
2.9%
United Ulster Unionist Party (UUUP)
0
39,856
5.7%
Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP)
0
11,539
1.6%
Independent Unionist (Ind U)
0
7,942
1.1%
Others
0
1,386
0.2%

 

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) 43,186
Wilson, H. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 8,689
Mc Alister, M. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,616

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP - UUUC) majority:34,497; Electorate: 103,763; Turnout: 57.7%


South Antrim
Molyneaux, J.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 48,892
Kinahan, C. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 10,462
Rowan, P. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 9,061

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 38,432; Electorate: 118,483; Turnout 58.0%


Belfast East
Craig, W.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 31,594
McLachlan, P. (Unionist Party of Northern Ireland) 14,417
Bleakley, D. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 7,415

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUC) majority: 17,177; Electorate: 79,629; Turnout: 67.4%


Belfast North
Carson, J.
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 29,622
Donnelly, T. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 11,400
Ferguson, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 3,807
Boyd, W. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,481

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 18,222; Electorate: 71,774; Turnout: 66.6%)


Belfast South
Bradford, Rev. R.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 30,116
Glass, B. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland)11,715
Mc Mastr, S. (Independent Unionist) 4,982
Caraher, B. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 2,390
Holmes, E. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,643

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUC) majority: 18,401; Electorate: 75,147; Turnout: 67.9%


Belfast West
Fitt, Gerry
(Social Democratic and Labour Party) 21,821
McQuade, J. (Democratic Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 16,265
O'Kane. K. (Republican Clubs) 3,547
Gibson, S. McK. (Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party) 2,690
Kerrins, P. (Communist Party of Ireland) 203

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 5,556; Electorate: 66,278; Turnout: 67.2%


North Down
Kilfedder, James
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 40,996
Jones, K. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 9,973
Brownlow, W. (Unionist Party of Northern Ireland) 6,037

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 31,023; Electorate: 93,641 Turnout: 61.2%


South Down
Powell, Enoch
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 33,614
Hollywood, S. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 30,047
Forde, P. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 4,407
O'Hanlon, G. (Republican Clubs) 2,327
Vipond, D. (Communist Party of Ireland) 152

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


Londonderry
Ross, William
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 35,138
Hume, J. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 26,118
Montgomery, M.J. (Republican Clubs) 2,530
Foster, R. (Labour and Trade Union) 846

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 9,020; Electorate: 93,207; Turnout: (71.3%)


Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Maguire, F.
(Independent) 323,795
West, H. W. (Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 30,285
Evans, A. J. (Communist Party of Ireland) 185

Independent (Ind) majority: 2,510; Electorate: 71,343; Turnout: (88.7%)


Mid Ulster
Dunlop, J.
(Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party) 30,552
Cooper, I. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 25,885
Donnelly, F. (Republican Clubs) 8,091

Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP - UUUP) majority: 4,667; Electorate: 82,718; Turnout: (79.2%)


Armagh
McCusker, H
(Ulster Unionist Party - United Ulster Unionist Council) 37,518
Mallon, S. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 19,855
Calvert, D. (Democratic Unionist Party) 5,634
Moore, T. (Republican Clubs) 2,310
McAllister, J. (Sinn Féin) 9,928
Ramsay, W. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 2,074

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP - UUUC) majority: 17,663; Electorate: 91,085; Turnout: (69.5%)


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