UK General Election results 1979

3rd May 1979
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The region in which each constituency is situated is indicated in square brackets
Aberavon — Angus North & MearnsAngus South — Banbury
Aberavon
[W] Labour hold
J MorrisLabour31,66561.68%
F McCarthyConservative12,69224.72%
SM CuttsLiberal4,624 9.01%
G ThomasPlaid Cymru1,954 3.81%
G RowdenCommunist406 0.79%

Electorate: 64,864; Turnout: 79.15%;
Majority: 18,973 (36.95%)


Aberdare
[W] Labour hold
IL EvansLabour26,71671.55%
D DeereConservative6,45317.28%
P RichardsPlaid Cymru3,652 9.78%
M WinterCommunist518 1.39%

Electorate: 47,500; Turnout: 78.61%;
Majority: 20,263 (54.27%)


Aberdeen North
[S] Labour hold
R HughesLabour26,77159.34%
G AdamsConservative7,65716.97%
M WattSNP5,79612.85%
L McMillanLiberal4,88710.83%

Electorate: 64,747; Turnout: 69.67%;
Majority: 19,114 (42.37%)


Aberdeen South
[S] Conservative hold
IM SproatConservative20,82040.72%
NA GoodmanLabour20,04839.21%
H Pitt-WatsonLiberal5,90111.54%
A StronachSNP4,361 8.53%

Electorate: 65,090; Turnout: 78.55%;
Majority: 772 (1.51%)


Aberdeenshire East
[S] Conservative gain
A McQuarrieConservative16,82742.82%
D HendersonSNP16,26941.40%
NL BonneyLabour6,20115.78%

Electorate: 54,292; Turnout: 72.38%;
Majority: 558 (1.42%)


Aberdeenshire West
[S] Conservative hold
R FairgrieveConservative21,08640.89%
M BruceLiberal18,32035.52%
G GrantLabour7,90715.33%
J HulbertSNP4,260 8.26%

Electorate: 67,915; Turnout: 75.94%;
Majority: 2,766 (5.36%)


Abertillery
[W] Labour hold
J ThomasLabour21,69875.98%
R TuckConservative4,61316.15%
D HarriesPlaid Cymru2,248 7.87%

Electorate: 35,602; Turnout: 80.22%;
Majority: 17,085 (59.82%)


Abingdon
[E] Conservative hold
T BenyonConservative41,21153.75%
AJD PopperLabour18,92024.68%
I BlairLiberal16,16421.08%
R PinderInd381 0.50%

Electorate: 96,447; Turnout: 79.50%;
Majority: 22,291 (29.07%)


Accrington
[E] Labour hold
A DavidsonLabour19,57648.93%
A CheethamConservative16,28240.69%
R HoldenLiberal3,646 9.11%
D RileyNational Front508 1.27%

Electorate: 50,822; Turnout: 78.73%;
Majority: 3,294 (8.23%)


Acton
[E] Conservative hold
G YoungConservative21,05651.85%
GA BarnhamLabour15,25837.57%
S RowleyLiberal3,549 8.74%
C WakleyNational Front501 1.23%
J O'LearyIrish National Party243 0.60%

Electorate: 56,875; Turnout: 71.40%;
Majority: 5,798 (14.28%)


Aldershot
[E] Conservative hold
JMG CritchleyConservative38,01457.47%
N WestbrookLiberal14,43821.83%
D SomervilleLabour13,69820.71%

Electorate: 86,516; Turnout: 76.46%;
Majority: 23,576 (35.64%)


Aldridge-Brownhills
[E] Conservative gain
R ShepherdConservative26,28950.26%
G EdgeLabour20,62139.42%
J AldridgeLiberal5,39810.32%

Electorate: 63,377; Turnout: 82.53%;
Majority: 5,668 (10.84%)


Altrincham & Sale
[E] Conservative hold
WF MontgomeryConservative29,87351.58%
G PrattLabour14,64325.28%
J CampbellLiberal12,60321.76%
C MarshEcology796 1.37%

Electorate: 74,547; Turnout: 77.69%;
Majority: 15,230 (26.30%)


Anglesey
[W] Conservative gain
KL BestConservative15,10038.97%
DE MorganLabour12,28331.70%
JL WilliamsPlaid Cymru7,86320.29%
JG JonesLiberal3,500 9.03%

Electorate: 47,726; Turnout: 81.18%;
Majority: 2,817 (7.27%)


Angus North & Mearns
[S] Conservative hold
AL Buchanan-SmithConservative18,30257.52%
I MurraySNP7,38723.21%
HR McMahonLabour6,13219.27%

Electorate: 43,122; Turnout: 73.79%;
Majority: 10,915 (34.30%)

Angus South
[S] Conservative gain
P FraserConservative20,02943.60%
A WelshSNP19,06641.51%
IG PhilipLabour4,62310.06%
H WillLiberal2,218 4.83%

Electorate: 57,513; Turnout: 79.87%;
Majority: 963 (2.10%)


Antrim North
[N] Democratic Unionist hold
IRK PaisleyDemocratic Unionist33,94151.67%
DJ BurchillOfficial Ulster Unionist15,39823.44%
H WilsonAlliance7,79711.87%
SN FarrenSDLP4,867 7.41%
JF TurnlyIrish Independence Party3,689 5.62%

Electorate: 102,202; Turnout: 64.28%;
Majority: 18,543 (28.23%)


Antrim South
[N] Official Ulster Unionist hold
JH MolyneauxOfficial Ulster Unionist50,78268.96%
CHG KinahanAlliance11,91416.18%
PJ RowanSDLP7,43210.09%
R KiddUnited Labour Party1,895 2.57%
K SmythRepublican Clubs1,615 2.19%

Electorate: 126,444; Turnout: 58.24%;
Majority: 38,868 (52.78%)


Argyll
[S] Conservative gain
JJ MackayConservative12,19136.80%
I MacCormickSNP10,54531.83%
MJN MacgregorLabour5,28315.95%
R MichieLiberal5,11315.43%

Electorate: 43,527; Turnout: 76.12%;
Majority: 1,646 (4.97%)


Armagh
[N] Official Ulster Unionist hold
JH McCuskerOfficial Ulster Unionist31,66848.55%
S MallonSDLP23,54536.09%
D CalvertDemocratic Unionist5,634 8.64%
T MooreRepublican Clubs2,310 3.54%
W RamsayAlliance2,074 3.18%

Electorate: 93,069; Turnout: 70.09%;
Majority: 8,123 (12.45%)


Arundel
[E] Conservative hold
RM MarshallConservative43,96864.96%
JR KingsburyLiberal13,20819.51%
JN TizardLabour10,50915.53%

Electorate: 91,638; Turnout: 73.86%;
Majority: 30,760 (45.45%)


Ashfield
[E] Labour gain
F HaynesLabour33,11652.78%
T SmithConservative25,31940.35%
HC FlintLiberal3,914 6.24%
W AnnableNational Front397 0.63%

Electorate: 77,878; Turnout: 80.57%;
Majority: 7,797 (12.43%)


Ashford
[E] Conservative hold
K SpeedConservative26,22455.65%
AA GilbertLabour12,58626.71%
A WainmanLiberal7,63116.20%
KR McKilliamNational Front678 1.44%

Electorate: 61,460; Turnout: 76.67%;
Majority: 13,638 (28.94%)


Ashton-under-Lyne
[E] Labour hold
RE SheldonLabour24,53554.67%
A FearnConservative16,15636.00%
G TaylorLiberal3,699 8.24%
D JonesNational Front486 1.08%

Electorate: 58,588; Turnout: 76.60%;
Majority: 8,379 (18.67%)


Aylesbury
[E] Conservative hold
THF RaisonConservative33,95358.25%
JG PowerLabour14,09124.17%
MJ CookLiberal10,24817.58%

Electorate: 74,746; Turnout: 77.99%;
Majority: 19,862 (34.07%)


Ayr
[S] Conservative hold
GKH YoungerConservative18,90743.27%
K MacDonaldLabour16,13936.93%
R MabonLiberal4,65610.65%
J McGillSNP3,998 9.15%

Electorate: 54,753; Turnout: 79.81%;
Majority: 2,768 (6.33%)


Ayrshire Central
[S] Labour hold
D LambieLabour27,43851.13%
R WilkinsonConservative15,73429.32%
I MacDonaldSNP5,59610.43%
I ClarksonLiberal4,896 9.12%

Electorate: 67,288; Turnout: 79.75%;
Majority: 11,704 (21.81%)


Ayrshire North & Bute
[S] Conservative hold
JA CorrieConservative17,31745.72%
MJ SmithLabour13,00434.34%
M BrownSNP5,27213.92%
P GiffneyLiberal2,280 6.02%

Electorate: 49,931; Turnout: 75.85%;
Majority: 4,313 (11.39%)


Ayrshire South
[S] Labour gain
G FoulkesLabour14,27135.20%
J SillarsScottish Labour12,75031.45%
G YoungConservative10,28725.37%
C CameronSNP3,233 7.97%

Electorate: 50,727; Turnout: 79.92%;
Majority: 1,521 (3.75%)


Banbury
[E] Conservative hold
HN MartenConservative31,13754.70%
JB HodgsonLabour16,62329.20%
M WhiteLiberal8,65815.21%
I CherryNational Front504 0.89%

Electorate: 72,711; Turnout: 78.29%;
Majority: 14,514 (25.50%)

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