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United Kingdom general election, 1970
- Created 2012-04-07
United Kingdom general election of 1970
was held on 18 June 1970, and resulted in a surprise victory for the
, who defeated the
. The election also saw the
and its new leader
lose half their seats. The Conservatives, including the
, were given a majority of 31. The election was the first in which people could vote from the age of 18, after the
Representation of the People Act 1969
s prior to the election had indicated a comfortable Labour victory and had put Labour up to 12.4% ahead of the Conservatives. However on election day, a late swing gave the Conservatives a 3.4% lead.
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1970: Heath's surprise victory
pollster Douglas Schoen and Oxford University academic R. W. Johnson asserted that Enoch Powell
BBC Election 1970
MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1970
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