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
Bradford North — Brighton KemptownBrighton Pavilion — Caithness & Sutherland
Bradford North
[E] Labour hold
BT FordLabour25,06950.94%
N HamiltonConservative17,54835.66%
A BagshaweLiberal5,81911.83%
A BronsNational Front614 1.25%
CE SmithWorkers Revolutionary Party158 0.32%

Electorate: 68,530; Turnout: 71.81%;
Majority: 7,521 (15.28%)


Bradford South
[E] Labour hold
TW TorneyLabour26,32347.11%
JK HirstConservative22,00539.38%
R TaylorLiberal7,12712.75%
G WrightNational Front422 0.76%

Electorate: 76,353; Turnout: 73.18%;
Majority: 4,318 (7.73%)


Bradford West
[E] Labour hold
E LyonsLabour24,30953.82%
T StowConservative16,55436.65%
N FloodLiberal3,668 8.12%
G BrownNational Front633 1.40%

Electorate: 65,407; Turnout: 69.05%;
Majority: 7,755 (17.17%)


Braintree
[E] Conservative hold
AH NewtonConservative31,59351.98%
JEB GyfordLabour19,07531.38%
J BryanLiberal10,11516.64%

Electorate: 75,103; Turnout: 80.93%;
Majority: 12,518 (20.59%)


Brecon & Radnor
[W] Conservative gain
T HoosonConservative22,66047.23%
CE RoderickLabour19,63340.92%
N LewisLiberal4,654 9.70%
J PowerPlaid Cymru1,031 2.15%

Electorate: 56,975; Turnout: 84.21%;
Majority: 3,027 (6.31%)


Brent East
[E] Labour hold
R FreesonLabour20,35153.34%
J HowesConservative14,00836.71%
C WildingLiberal2,799 7.34%
J DaviesNational Front706 1.85%
G DowningWorkers Revolutionary Party290 0.76%

Electorate: 57,034; Turnout: 66.90%;
Majority: 6,343 (16.62%)


Brent North
[E] Conservative hold
R BoysonConservative29,99554.19%
J LeborLabour18,61233.62%
A KetteringhamLiberal5,87210.61%
G JohnNational Front873 1.58%

Electorate: 72,158; Turnout: 76.71%;
Majority: 11,383 (20.56%)


Brent South
[E] Labour hold
LA PavittLabour24,17859.41%
D Heathcoat-AmoryConservative12,57230.89%
P HannonLiberal2,859 7.03%
A DownesNational Front811 1.99%
R O'NeillWorkers Revolutionary Party277 0.68%

Electorate: 59,620; Turnout: 68.26%;
Majority: 11,606 (28.52%)


Brentford & Isleworth
[E] Conservative hold
BJ HayhoeConservative27,52749.41%
PJ WalkerLabour22,53340.44%
J ParryLiberal4,208 7.55%
P AttridgeNational Front738 1.32%
I CoatesEcology454 0.81%
R SimmersonConservative Against the Common Market257 0.46%

Electorate: 71,337; Turnout: 78.10%;
Majority: 4,994 (8.96%)


Brentwood & Ongar
[E] Conservative hold
RA McCrindleConservative29,11360.43%
IJC PeddieLabour12,18225.29%
C JonesLiberal6,88214.28%

Electorate: 59,759; Turnout: 80.62%;
Majority: 16,931 (35.14%)


Bridgwater
[E] Conservative hold
TJ KingConservative31,25954.02%
J BeasantLabour16,80929.05%
C BaronLiberal9,79316.93%

Electorate: 73,040; Turnout: 79.22%;
Majority: 14,450 (24.97%)


Bridlington
[E] Conservative hold
J TownendConservative27,98854.80%
PJ DoyleLabour12,69324.85%
D HorsleyLiberal10,39020.34%

Electorate: 68,849; Turnout: 74.18%;
Majority: 15,295 (29.95%)


Brigg & Scunthorpe
[E] Conservative gain
M BrownConservative31,13043.42%
J EllisLabour30,64442.74%
M BeardLiberal7,76410.83%
C NottinghamDemocratic Labour2,042 2.85%
M NottinghamInd123 0.17%

Electorate: 94,822; Turnout: 75.62%;
Majority: 486 (0.68%)


Brighouse & Spenborough
[E] Conservative gain
GPA WallerConservative23,44844.71%
M McGowanLabour21,71441.41%
R ThomasLiberal7,27813.88%

Electorate: 65,415; Turnout: 80.17%;
Majority: 1,734 (3.31%)


Brighton Kemptown
[E] Conservative hold
A BowdenConservative25,51253.60%
Q BarryLabour17,50436.77%
S OsbourneLiberal4,179 8.78%
V TyndallNational Front404 0.85%

Electorate: 64,170; Turnout: 74.18%;
Majority: 8,008 (16.82%)

Brighton Pavilion
[E] Conservative hold
HJ AmeryConservative22,21853.72%
DS HillLabour12,09929.26%
D VenablesLiberal5,96514.42%
J BealeEcology638 1.54%
H JonesNational Front436 1.05%

Electorate: 57,003; Turnout: 72.55%;
Majority: 10,119 (24.47%)


Bristol North East
[E] Labour hold
AMF PalmerLabour19,33751.56%
M MulvanyConservative13,68536.49%
N DrinanLiberal3,693 9.85%
G DoreyEcology469 1.25%
KDC BrownNational Front320 0.85%

Electorate: 51,053; Turnout: 73.46%;
Majority: 5,652 (15.07%)


Bristol North West
[E] Conservative gain
MKB ColvinConservative25,91548.59%
RR ThomasLabour21,23839.82%
PM DavisLiberal5,85710.98%
PM KingstonNational Front254 0.48%
TL KeenCampaign for a More Prosperous Britain73 0.14%

Electorate: 65,601; Turnout: 81.31%;
Majority: 4,677 (8.77%)


Bristol South
[E] Labour hold
MFL CocksLabour25,03857.91%
TP DicksConservative13,85532.05%
CJ BidwellLiberal3,815 8.82%
KG ElliotNational Front392 0.91%
LJ CheekWorkers Revolutionary Party135 0.31%

Electorate: 60,149; Turnout: 71.88%;
Majority: 11,183 (25.87%)


Bristol South East
[E] Labour hold
AN Wedgwood BennLabour24,87845.38%
J GodwinConservative22,98841.93%
NW TatamLiberal6,37111.62%
KD DowlerNational Front523 0.95%
TL KeenCampaign for a More Prosperous Britain66 0.12%

Electorate: 69,937; Turnout: 78.39%;
Majority: 1,890 (3.45%)


Bristol West
[E] Conservative hold
WA WaldegraveConservative22,25752.59%
V BathLabour9,69022.90%
B SilverLiberal8,88020.98%
JK InghamEcology1,154 2.73%
M JonesNational Front246 0.58%
RR RedmoreUnited Democratic Party93 0.22%

Electorate: 59,140; Turnout: 71.56%;
Majority: 12,567 (29.70%)


Bromsgrove & Redditch
[E] Conservative hold
HD MillerConservative44,62154.30%
A DavisLabour28,73634.97%
N PhillipsLiberal8,066 9.82%
BA DeakinNational Front752 0.92%

Electorate: 104,375; Turnout: 78.73%;
Majority: 15,885 (19.33%)


Buckingham
[E] Conservative hold
WR BenyonConservative41,71951.30%
JS FryerLabour27,75234.13%
SB CrooksLiberal11,04513.58%
M SmithNational Front803 0.99%

Electorate: 103,511; Turnout: 78.56%;
Majority: 13,967 (17.18%)


Burnley
[E] Labour hold
D JonesLabour20,17250.84%
A WiddecombeConservative14,06235.44%
M SteedLiberal5,09112.83%
F TyrrallDemocrat352 0.89%

Electorate: 51,050; Turnout: 77.72%;
Majority: 6,110 (15.40%)


Burton
[E] Conservative hold
IJ LawrenceConservative29,82154.00%
GS JonesLabour20,02036.25%
K StevensLiberal5,383 9.75%

Electorate: 70,130; Turnout: 78.75%;
Majority: 9,801 (17.75%)


Bury & Radcliffe
[E] Labour hold
FR WhiteLabour29,19445.28%
PJ Le BosquetConservative29,15645.22%
S VickersLiberal5,711 8.86%
JM BridgeNational Front414 0.64%

Electorate: 78,021; Turnout: 82.64%;
Majority: 38 (0.06%)


Bury St Edmunds
[E] Conservative hold
EW GriffithsConservative41,42656.76%
A GibsonLabour21,16729.00%
G JonesLiberal10,38614.23%

Electorate: 95,621; Turnout: 76.32%;
Majority: 20,259 (27.76%)


Caernarvon
[W] Plaid Cymru hold
D WigleyPlaid Cymru17,42049.65%
TM HughesLabour8,69624.79%
JET PaiceConservative6,96819.86%
JT EdwardsLiberal1,999 5.70%

Electorate: 43,041; Turnout: 81.51%;
Majority: 8,724 (24.87%)


Caerphilly
[W] Labour hold
EH DaviesLabour27,28058.76%
JO RanelaghConservative8,78318.92%
PJS WilliamsPlaid Cymru6,93114.93%
N JonesLiberal3,430 7.39%

Electorate: 58,908; Turnout: 78.81%;
Majority: 18,497 (39.84%)


Caithness & Sutherland
[S] Labour hold
RAR MacLennanLabour9,61341.48%
RH WardropConservative7,07430.53%
R ShawSNP6,48727.99%

Electorate: 29,564; Turnout: 78.39%;
Majority: 2,539 (10.96%)

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