It was 1974, the year of two general elections thanks to the first ending with a hung parliament.

In the first election, in February, Labour made 14 gains under then Opposition leader Harold Wilson, and although Ted Heath's Conservatives won a higher share of the vote they lost 28 seats to Labour. When Heath refused to enter into a coalition he resigned and Wilson resumed the Premiership.

Before all that, though, came the thrill of the chase as candidates pounded the streets of constituencies up and down the land. Do you recognise any loved ones being canvassed in these nostalgic photos? Share your memories!