Medway Elects
Rochester and Chatham

10 October 1974


The following results were declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Party Votes %
  Robert Bean Labour 26,467 44.3
  Peggy Fenner * Conservative 23,049 38.6
  M Black Liberal 9,035 15.1
  G Hazelden National Front 1,150 1.9
Majority 3,418 5.7
Turnout 59,701 73.6
  Labour gain from Conservative

* Denotes member of parliament standing for re-election

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