UK General Election results May 1979 UK General Election results May 1979

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3rd May 1979
635 constituencies

Aberavon — Banbury Banff — Bethnal Green & Bow Bexleyheath — Bournemouth West Bradford North — Caithness & Sutherland Cambridge — Cirencester & Tewkesbury City of London & Westminster South — Derbyshire North East Derbyshire South East — Eastbourne East Grinstead — Fife Central Fife East — Goole Gosport — Hemel Hempstead Hemsworth — Huyton Ilford — Leeds South Leeds South East — Luton West Macclesfield — Newark Newbury — Oldham West Orkney & Shetland — Reading North Reading South — St Pancras North Salford East — Staffordshire South West Stalybridge & Hyde — Thornaby Thurrock — West Bromwich West Westbury — York

Sources: The Times, and Whitaker's Almanack
The estimated electorate figures are the number of electors on the new register eligible to vote in February, plus a pro rata allowance for those becoming 18 during the period of the register (Times Guide to the House of Commons, May 1979).

It seems odd that Returning Officers are not obliged to certify the actual number of electors entitled to vote in each election, as part of the declaration of the result.

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