UK General Election results May 1979

28th May 1979
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The region in which each constituency is situated is indicated in square brackets
Banffshire — Bebington & Ellesmere PortBeckenham — Bethnall Green & Bow
Banffshire
[S] Conservative gain
DJ MylesConservative10,58044.56%
H WattSNP9,78141.20%
RE DuncanLabour3,38114.24%

Electorate: 32,768; Turnout: 72.45%;
Majority: 799 (3.37%)


Barking
[E] Labour hold
J RichardsonLabour18,11152.78%
M RoeConservative11,10332.36%
MF TaylorLiberal3,67910.72%
I NewportNational Front1,021 2.98%
J BarryInd Labour400 1.17%

Electorate: 48,289; Turnout: 71.06%;
Majority: 7,008 (20.42%)


Barkston Ash
[E] Conservative hold
MJH AlisonConservative40,38156.25%
JH MuirLabour21,67030.19%
P Pughe-MorganLiberal7,90911.02%
D CorryEcology1,829 2.55%

Electorate: 91,890; Turnout: 78.12%;
Majority: 18,711 (26.06%)


Barnsley
[E] Labour hold
R MasonLabour36,27664.02%
G EnglandConservative13,65424.10%
W WhitakerLiberal5,75110.15%
B GallagherTroops Out Of Ireland638 1.13%
J DavisWorkers Revolutionary Party348 0.61%

Electorate: 77,699; Turnout: 72.93%;
Majority: 22,622 (39.92%)


Barrow-in-Furness
[E] Labour hold
AE BoothLabour22,68753.24%
P ThompsonConservative14,94635.07%
G ThompsonLiberal4,98311.69%

Electorate: 54,451; Turnout: 78.26%;
Majority: 7,741 (18.16%)


Barry
[W] Conservative hold
R GowerConservative30,72050.91%
PP SteadLabour21,92836.34%
WN BerrittLiberal6,10510.12%
AJ DixonPlaid Cymru1,281 2.12%
ER KertonNational Front312 0.52%

Electorate: 75,127; Turnout: 80.33%;
Majority: 8,792 (14.57%)


Basildon
[E] Conservative gain
KH ProctorConservative37,91946.92%
E MoonmanLabour32,73940.51%
R AuvrayLiberal9,28011.48%
GA SawyerNational Front880 1.09%

Electorate: 103,595; Turnout: 78.01%;
Majority: 5,180 (6.41%)


Basingstoke
[E] Conservative hold
DB MitchellConservative42,62554.10%
RW HarrisLabour20,87926.50%
P ClatworthyLiberal14,60518.54%
B PackerNational Front677 0.86%

Electorate: 99,124; Turnout: 79.48%;
Majority: 21,746 (27.60%)


Bassetlaw
[E] Labour hold
JW AshtonLabour29,42650.23%
DK HarrisConservative22,24737.97%
A WilkinsonLiberal6,91311.80%

Electorate: 73,763; Turnout: 79.42%;
Majority: 7,179 (12.25%)


Bath
[E] Conservative hold
C PattenConservative23,02546.39%
CP MayhewLiberal13,91328.03%
M BaberLabour11,40722.98%
D GrimesEcology1,082 2.18%
T MundyNational Front206 0.42%

Electorate: 63,575; Turnout: 78.07%;
Majority: 9,112 (18.36%)


Batley & Morley
[E] Labour hold
KJ WoolmerLabour22,98449.04%
GNA CroneConservative17,63237.62%
C CaywoodLiberal4,94310.55%
D ParkinsInd848 1.81%
C LordEcology460 0.98%

Electorate: 62,871; Turnout: 74.54%;
Majority: 5,352 (11.42%)


Battersea North
[E] Labour hold
DPT JayLabour15,83456.22%
P PhillipsConservative9,35833.22%
W BrownLiberal2,021 7.18%
M SaltNational Front772 2.74%
A LavelleWorkers Party104 0.37%
P ClayWorkers Revolutionary Party47 0.17%
J HarwellCommunity Party30 0.11%

Electorate: 41,435; Turnout: 67.98%;
Majority: 6,476 (22.99%)


Battersea South
[E] Labour hold
A DubsLabour13,98445.11%
T WallaceConservative13,65244.04%
J WareLiberal2,802 9.04%
A PerryNational Front561 1.81%

Electorate: 43,712; Turnout: 70.92%;
Majority: 332 (1.07%)


Beaconsfield
[E] Conservative hold
RM BellConservative31,93861.68%
EL GlassonLabour10,44320.17%
P MeyerLiberal8,85317.10%
J NoyesNational Front548 1.06%

Electorate: 67,961; Turnout: 76.19%;
Majority: 21,495 (41.51%)


Bebington & Ellesmere Port
[E] Conservative gain
B PorterConservative32,48843.85%
A BatesLabour32,00243.20%
P GilchristLiberal9,59112.95%

Electorate: 91,816; Turnout: 80.68%;
Majority: 486 (0.66%)

Beckenham
[E] Conservative hold
PC GoodhartConservative24,60756.85%
JW MordecaiLabour10,85625.08%
C ForrestLiberal6,45014.90%
W VernonEcology762 1.76%
N DicksonNational Front606 1.40%

Electorate: 57,939; Turnout: 74.70%;
Majority: 13,751 (31.77%)


Bedford
[E] Conservative hold
THH SkeetConservative31,14051.21%
NA HymanLabour18,72730.80%
B GibbonsLiberal10,12916.66%
R StearnsNational Front813 1.34%

Electorate: 77,315; Turnout: 78.65%;
Majority: 12,413 (20.41%)


Bedfordshire Mid
[E] Conservative hold
SLE HastingsConservative37,72456.87%
FG PeacockLabour17,14025.84%
CAP SmoutLiberal11,46717.29%

Electorate: 81,564; Turnout: 81.32%;
Majority: 20,584 (31.03%)


Bedfordshire South
[E] Conservative hold
WD MadelConservative32,98856.37%
J GardnerLabour16,50528.20%
M TurnerLiberal8,40214.36%
LA SmithNational Front626 1.07%

Electorate: 73,247; Turnout: 79.90%;
Majority: 16,483 (28.17%)


Bedwellty
[W] Labour hold
NG KinnockLabour28,79471.35%
R WalterConservative8,35820.71%
T RichardsPlaid Cymru2,648 6.56%
PM RoutEcology556 1.38%

Electorate: 50,708; Turnout: 79.59%;
Majority: 20,436 (50.64%)


Beeston
[E] Conservative hold
JT LesterConservative33,27352.58%
JM JacobLabour23,07736.47%
T TurnerLiberal6,93510.96%

Electorate: 77,802; Turnout: 81.34%;
Majority: 10,196 (16.11%)


Belfast East
[N] Democratic Unionist gain
P RobinsonDemocratic Unionist15,99431.37%
W CraigOfficial Ulster Unionist15,93031.24%
O NapierAlliance15,06629.55%
N AgnewUnionist Party of NI2,017 3.96%
G ChambersNI Labour1,982 3.89%

Electorate: 75,481; Turnout: 67.55%;
Majority: 64 (0.13%)


Belfast North
[N] Democratic Unionist gain
J McQuadeDemocratic Unionist11,69027.61%
AC WalkerOfficial Ulster Unionist10,69525.26%
P O'HareSDLP7,82318.47%
AL DicksonUnionist Party of NI4,220 9.97%
J CushnahanAlliance4,120 9.73%
S LynchRepublican Clubs1,907 4.50%
A CarrNI Labour1,889 4.46%

Electorate: 65,073; Turnout: 65.07%;
Majority: 995 (2.35%)


Belfast South
[N] Official Ulster Unionist hold
RJ BradfordOfficial Ulster Unionist28,87561.71%
B GlassAlliance11,74525.10%
A McDonnellSDLP3,694 7.89%
V BrennanUnionist Party of NI1,784 3.81%
J DudgeonLabour Integrationist692 1.48%

Electorate: 68,920; Turnout: 67.89%;
Majority: 17,130 (36.61%)


Belfast West
[N] SDLP hold
G FittSDLP16,48049.51%
T PassmoreOfficial Ulster Unionist8,24524.77%
W DicksonDemocratic Unionist3,71611.16%
B BrennanRepublican Clubs2,284 6.86%
J CousinsAlliance2,024 6.08%
D PetersNI Labour540 1.62%

Electorate: 58,884; Turnout: 56.53%;
Majority: 8,235 (24.74%)


Belper
[E] Conservative gain
S FaithConservative27,19344.36%
RL MacFarquharLabour26,31142.93%
M PeelLiberal7,33111.96%
J Grand-ScruttonNational Front460 0.75%

Electorate: 73,341; Turnout: 83.58%;
Majority: 882 (1.44%)


Bermondsey
[E] Labour hold
RJ MellishLabour19,33863.60%
A DumaConservative7,58224.94%
J TaylorLiberal2,072 6.81%
J SneathNational Front1,175 3.86%
A MooreWorkers Revolutionary Party239 0.79%

Electorate: 51,246; Turnout: 59.33%;
Majority: 11,756 (38.66%)


Berwick & East Lothian
[S] Labour hold
JDH RobertsonLabour21,97743.49%
M MarshallConservative20,30440.18%
T GlenLiberal4,948 9.79%
A MacartneySNP3,300 6.53%

Electorate: 60,919; Turnout: 82.94%;
Majority: 1,673 (3.31%)


Berwick-upon-Tweed
[E] Liberal hold
AJ BeithLiberal19,35154.33%
CAE Baker-CresswellConservative13,66338.36%
GM ElliottLabour2,602 7.31%

Electorate: 42,493; Turnout: 83.82%;
Majority: 5,688 (15.97%)


Bethnall Green & Bow
[E] Labour hold
I MikardoLabour14,22749.84%
E FloundersLiberal6,67323.38%
R PageConservative5,56719.50%
M WebsterNational Front1,740 6.10%
W ColvillWorkers Revolutionary Party183 0.64%
R VarnesSocialist Unity153 0.54%

Electorate: 51,436; Turnout: 55.49%;
Majority: 7,554 (26.47%)

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