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
Bexleyheath — Bishop AuklandBlaby — Bournemouth West
Bexleyheath
[E] Conservative hold
CD TownsendConservative21,88853.70%
R BlackwellLabour13,34232.73%
J CrowhurstLiberal4,78211.73%
A WilkensNational Front749 1.84%

Electorate: 50,872; Turnout: 80.12%;
Majority: 8,546 (20.97%)


Birkenhead
[E] Labour hold
F FieldLabour20,80349.87%
P GillConservative14,89435.71%
R PerkinsLiberal5,70813.68%
M FletcherWorkers Revolutionary Party306 0.73%

Electorate: 56,421; Turnout: 73.93%;
Majority: 5,909 (14.17%)


Birmingham Edgbaston
[E] Conservative hold
JCJ KnightConservative25,19254.10%
AG HudsonLabour15,60533.51%
JI DuguedLiberal4,377 9.40%
JR TylerEcology852 1.83%
DC HowlettJesus and His Cross297 0.64%
B DoreSave Birmingham Education129 0.28%
LW MarshallInd112 0.24%

Electorate: 68,645; Turnout: 67.83%;
Majority: 9,587 (20.59%)


Birmingham Erdington
[E] Labour hold
J SilvermanLabour20,10546.00%
JEC AldenConservative19,42544.45%
HJ DuffyLiberal3,487 7.98%
F HastilowNational Front687 1.57%

Electorate: 64,341; Turnout: 67.93%;
Majority: 680 (1.56%)


Birmingham Hall Green
[E] Conservative hold
RE EyreConservative27,07254.54%
TJ StewartLabour17,50835.27%
PM LockyerLiberal4,440 8.95%
R MaylinNational Front615 1.24%

Electorate: 67,683; Turnout: 73.33%;
Majority: 9,564 (19.27%)


Birmingham Handsworth
[E] Labour hold
SRR WrightLabour16,99855.21%
R TylerConservative13,78944.79%

Electorate: 45,018; Turnout: 68.39%;
Majority: 3,209 (10.42%)


Birmingham Ladywood
[E] Labour hold
EJ SeverLabour13,45063.53%
A NewhouseConservative5,69126.88%
KG HardemanLiberal2,030 9.59%

Electorate: 33,989; Turnout: 62.29%;
Majority: 7,759 (36.65%)


Birmingham Northfield
[E] Conservative gain
JBL CadburyConservative25,30445.43%
RJ CarterLabour25,10045.06%
R LewthwaiteLiberal4,538 8.15%
RA NewmanNational Front614 1.10%
JE BealeWorkers Revolutionary Party144 0.26%

Electorate: 78,873; Turnout: 70.62%;
Majority: 204 (0.37%)


Birmingham Perry Barr
[E] Labour hold
JW RookerLabour18,67447.58%
JR KinseyConservative18,18346.33%
OL GriffithsLiberal1,811 4.61%
KA AxonNational Front582 1.48%

Electorate: 51,794; Turnout: 75.78%;
Majority: 491 (1.25%)


Birmingham Selly Oak
[E] Conservative gain
AM Beaumont-DarkConservative23,17548.67%
T LitterickLabour18,40038.64%
P CliffordLiberal5,45211.45%
G BassettNational Front401 0.84%
PJ CromeChild & Family Protection Group190 0.40%

Electorate: 64,631; Turnout: 73.68%;
Majority: 4,775 (10.03%)


Birmingham Small Heath
[E] Labour hold
DH HowellLabour17,73560.50%
DJ SavageConservative6,26821.38%
D MinnisLiberal4,47015.25%
M CafferyNational Front490 1.67%
CC AdamsonSocialist Unity349 1.19%

Electorate: 46,602; Turnout: 62.90%;
Majority: 11,467 (39.12%)


Birmingham Sparkbrook
[E] Labour hold
RSG HattersleyLabour18,71762.75%
N WebbConservative10,39834.86%
R MurrayCommunist715 2.40%

Electorate: 45,910; Turnout: 64.97%;
Majority: 8,319 (27.89%)


Birmingham Stechford
[E] Labour gain
TAG DavisLabour21,16648.40%
A MackayConservative19,51744.63%
GA GopsillLiberal2,349 5.37%
F RussellNational Front698 1.60%

Electorate: 61,115; Turnout: 71.55%;
Majority: 1,649 (3.77%)


Birmingham Yardley
[E] Conservative gain
DG BevanConservative20,19347.56%
S TierneyLabour19,02944.81%
SM AndersonLiberal2,491 5.87%
H ChallendarNational Front749 1.76%

Electorate: 57,574; Turnout: 73.75%;
Majority: 1,164 (2.74%)


Bishop Aukland
[E] Labour hold
D FosterLabour27,20048.75%
MF IrvineConservative21,16037.92%
JD FriseLiberal7,43913.33%

Electorate: 74,696; Turnout: 74.70%;
Majority: 6,040 (10.82%)

Blaby
[E] Conservative hold
N LawsonConservative33,22158.14%
TK HillLabour12,58122.02%
D InmanLiberal9,27716.24%
P GeganNational Front2,056 3.60%

Electorate: 68,576; Turnout: 83.32%;
Majority: 20,640 (36.12%)


Blackburn
[E] Labour hold
JW StrawLabour19,68350.71%
ID McGawConservative14,19336.57%
FJ BeethamLiberal4,37111.26%
E AdamsonNational Front565 1.46%

Electorate: 52,479; Turnout: 73.96%;
Majority: 5,490 (14.15%)


Blackpool North
[E] Conservative hold
NA MiscampbellConservative23,20953.65%
AW VerdeilleLabour12,98030.01%
C HayworthLiberal6,12714.16%
A HansonNational Front943 2.18%

Electorate: 59,557; Turnout: 72.63%;
Majority: 10,229 (23.65%)


Blackpool South
[E] Conservative hold
PAR BlakerConservative21,76251.50%
P CarringtonLabour12,91430.56%
EE WynneLiberal7,05716.70%
A MachinNational Front524 1.24%

Electorate: 58,615; Turnout: 72.09%;
Majority: 8,848 (20.94%)


Blaydon
[E] Labour hold
JD McWilliamLabour24,68753.40%
T MiddletonConservative16,17835.00%
D HuttonLiberal5,36411.60%

Electorate: 58,463; Turnout: 79.07%;
Majority: 8,509 (18.41%)


Blyth
[E] Labour hold
J RymanLabour25,04740.14%
EJ MilneInd Labour17,98728.82%
E NicholsonConservative14,19422.75%
D ParkinLiberal5,176 8.29%

Electorate: 79,727; Turnout: 78.27%;
Majority: 7,060 (11.31%)


Bodmin
[E] Conservative hold
RA HicksConservative27,92254.87%
PA TylerLiberal17,89335.16%
N KnowlesLabour3,508 6.89%
R HolmesMebyon Kernow865 1.70%
C RetallackEcology465 0.91%
M CarterNational Front235 0.46%

Electorate: 61,650; Turnout: 82.54%;
Majority: 10,029 (19.71%)


Bolsover
[E] Labour hold
DE SkinnerLabour27,49566.58%
A FavellConservative10,11624.49%
I FrostLiberal3,688 8.93%

Electorate: 52,740; Turnout: 78.31%;
Majority: 17,379 (42.08%)


Bolton East
[E] Labour hold
DW YoungLabour21,92047.60%
R BaldwinConservative20,06843.58%
SB LawrenceLiberal3,603 7.82%
J HamiltonNational Front457 0.99%

Electorate: 58,482; Turnout: 78.74%;
Majority: 1,852 (4.02%)


Bolton West
[E] Labour hold
WA TaylorLabour17,85744.81%
BH WatsonConservative17,25743.30%
J FishLiberal4,39211.02%
K BernalNational Front348 0.87%

Electorate: 50,221; Turnout: 79.36%;
Majority: 600 (1.51%)


Bootle
[E] Labour hold
A RobertsLabour26,90061.02%
R WatsonConservative11,74126.63%
D MahonLiberal4,53110.28%
H FjortoftInd Liberal911 2.07%

Electorate: 62,578; Turnout: 70.44%;
Majority: 15,159 (34.39%)


Bosworth
[E] Conservative hold
A ButlerConservative37,03048.51%
DJ FatchettLabour28,59537.46%
E BrownLiberal10,03213.14%
D DunnNational Front682 0.89%

Electorate: 90,290; Turnout: 84.55%;
Majority: 8,435 (11.05%)


Bothwell
[S] Labour hold
J HamiltonLabour26,49254.97%
J ScottConservative11,27523.40%
TA GrieveLiberal5,22510.84%
JF McCoolSNP5,20210.79%

Electorate: 61,309; Turnout: 78.61%;
Majority: 15,217 (31.57%)


Bournemouth East
[E] Conservative hold
D AtkinsonConservative25,80862.64%
J GoodwinLabour7,55318.33%
D MatthewLiberal6,73816.35%
J PrattNew Britain581 1.41%
J DempseyEcology523 1.27%

Electorate: 56,382; Turnout: 73.08%;
Majority: 18,255 (44.31%)


Bournemouth West
[E] Conservative hold
J EdenConservative25,87359.84%
PJ BrushettLabour9,24721.39%
TDG RichardsLiberal7,67717.76%
G HubbardNational Front438 1.01%

Electorate: 61,359; Turnout: 70.46%;
Majority: 16,626 (38.45%)

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