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
Cambridge — ChelmsfordChelsea — Cirencester & Tewkesbury
Cambridge
[E] Conservative hold
RVR JamesConservative25,56845.71%
MH SmithLabour20,77237.14%
JD WakelinLiberal9,28516.60%
DW HollandNational Front311 0.56%

Electorate: 77,666; Turnout: 72.02%;
Majority: 4,796 (8.57%)


Cambridgeshire
[E] Conservative hold
FL PymConservative41,21856.52%
R CollinsLabour17,92924.58%
SR JakobiLiberal13,78018.90%

Electorate: 93,179; Turnout: 78.27%;
Majority: 23,289 (31.93%)


Cannock
[E] Labour hold
GE RobertsLabour25,05052.76%
J VerekerConservative17,70437.28%
PJ DavisLiberal4,729 9.96%

Electorate: 59,511; Turnout: 79.79%;
Majority: 7,346 (15.47%)


Canterbury
[E] Conservative hold
DL CrouchConservative38,80558.28%
RP SpencerLabour16,16824.28%
J PurcheseLiberal10,66516.02%
J WhiteNational Front941 1.41%

Electorate: 89,104; Turnout: 74.72%;
Majority: 22,637 (34.00%)


Cardiff North
[W] Conservative hold
I GristConservative17,18147.31%
MD PetrouLabour13,13336.16%
MJ GermanLiberal4,92113.55%
OJ ThomasPlaid Cymru1,081 2.98%

Electorate: 47,973; Turnout: 75.70%;
Majority: 4,048 (11.15%)


Cardiff North West
[W] Conservative hold
MH RobertsConservative17,92550.98%
PH OwenLabour11,66333.17%
JT RobertsLiberal4,83213.74%
CF PalfreyPlaid Cymru743 2.11%

Electorate: 43,639; Turnout: 80.58%;
Majority: 6,262 (17.81%)


Cardiff South East
[W] Labour hold
LJ CallaghanLabour23,87159.25%
IAS JonesConservative15,17037.65%
ER RobertsPlaid Cymru628 1.56%
RW AldridgeSevernside Libertarian375 0.93%
P ArrowsmithInd Socialist132 0.33%
RH SpencerCommunist112 0.28%

Electorate: 54,556; Turnout: 73.85%;
Majority: 8,701 (21.60%)


Cardiff West
[W] Speaker hold
G ThomasSpeaker27,03585.57%
A OgwenPlaid Cymru3,27210.36%
C GibbonNational Front1,287 4.07%

Electorate: 51,982; Turnout: 60.78%;
Majority: 23,763 (75.21%)


Cardigan
[W] Liberal hold
GW HowellsLiberal13,22735.62%
E ThomasConservative11,03329.71%
LJ PowellLabour7,48820.17%
D HughesPlaid Cymru5,38214.50%

Electorate: 45,555; Turnout: 81.51%;
Majority: 2,194 (5.91%)


Carlisle
[E] Labour hold
RH LewisLabour21,34349.69%
D BloomerConservative16,77739.06%
T PottsLiberal4,82911.24%

Electorate: 53,703; Turnout: 79.98%;
Majority: 4,566 (10.63%)


Carlton
[E] Conservative hold
PJ HollandConservative31,76252.56%
A PalmerLabour18,98931.42%
J WestLiberal9,07715.02%
MJ WattsNational Front606 1.00%

Electorate: 76,593; Turnout: 78.90%;
Majority: 12,773 (21.14%)


Carmarthen
[W] Labour gain
RG ThomasLabour18,66735.84%
G EvansPlaid Cymru16,68932.04%
NM ThomasConservative12,27223.56%
RCC ThomasLiberal4,186 8.04%
CG GriceNational Front149 0.29%
EJ ClarkeKeep Britain United Party126 0.24%

Electorate: 61,714; Turnout: 84.40%;
Majority: 1,978 (3.80%)


Carshalton
[E] Conservative hold
N FormanConservative26,49251.30%
MG OrmerodLabour16,12131.22%
J HatherleyLiberal8,11215.71%
T Denville-FaulknerNational Front919 1.78%

Electorate: 67,255; Turnout: 76.79%;
Majority: 10,371 (20.08%)


Cheadle
[E] Conservative hold
T NormantonConservative32,40758.83%
D AustrickLiberal15,26827.71%
FW DoneLabour7,41513.46%

Electorate: 67,362; Turnout: 81.78%;
Majority: 17,139 (31.11%)


Chelmsford
[E] Conservative hold
NAF St John-StevasConservative33,80849.58%
SG MoleLiberal28,33741.56%
SA ReevesLabour6,041 8.86%

Electorate: 84,155; Turnout: 81.02%;
Majority: 5,471 (8.02%)

Chelsea
[E] Conservative hold
NP ScottConservative21,78266.10%
R PandyLabour6,09218.49%
P DriverLiberal4,54413.79%
A ReeveNational Front342 1.04%
B FellowesChristian Social Democrat146 0.44%
A FieldingInd49 0.15%

Electorate: 57,515; Turnout: 57.30%;
Majority: 15,690 (47.61%)


Cheltenham
[E] Conservative hold
C IrvingConservative25,61851.01%
N JonesLiberal15,08030.02%
M ReilleyLabour9,18518.29%
R JacklinNational Front342 0.68%

Electorate: 64,726; Turnout: 77.60%;
Majority: 10,538 (20.98%)


Chertsey & Walton
[E] Conservative hold
GE PattieConservative25,81049.04%
A SturgisLiberal13,78626.20%
SP O'ByrneLabour12,21123.20%
M GillibrandNational Front819 1.56%

Electorate: 68,749; Turnout: 76.55%;
Majority: 12,024 (22.85%)


Chesham & Amersham
[E] Conservative hold
I GilmourConservative32,92461.43%
R BradnockLiberal12,32823.00%
EM BarrattLabour7,64514.26%
S ClinchNational Front697 1.30%

Electorate: 67,224; Turnout: 79.72%;
Majority: 20,596 (38.43%)


Chester
[E] Conservative hold
PH MorrisonConservative28,76451.43%
RD BlairLabour19,45034.78%
A StunnellLiberal7,71113.79%

Electorate: 72,027; Turnout: 77.64%;
Majority: 9,314 (16.65%)


Chesterfield
[E] Labour hold
EG VarleyLabour31,04957.38%
S HillConservative17,44532.24%
M PayneLiberal5,61710.38%

Electorate: 73,738; Turnout: 73.38%;
Majority: 13,604 (25.14%)


Chester-le-Street
[E] Labour hold
GH RadiceLabour38,67260.40%
JR CouchmanConservative16,11225.16%
D McCourtLiberal9,24714.44%

Electorate: 83,415; Turnout: 76.76%;
Majority: 22,560 (35.23%)


Chichester
[E] Conservative hold
RA NelsonConservative34,69662.29%
J RixLiberal10,92019.60%
GN CookeLabour8,56915.38%
E IremongerUnited Country Party863 1.55%
N BagnallEcology656 1.18%

Electorate: 73,720; Turnout: 75.56%;
Majority: 23,776 (42.68%)


Chingford
[E] Conservative hold
NB TebbitConservative24,64056.09%
NF GerrardLabour12,25727.90%
DA NicholsonLiberal5,22511.89%
D SouthNational Front1,157 2.63%
S LambertEcology649 1.48%

Electorate: 56,061; Turnout: 78.36%;
Majority: 12,383 (28.19%)


Chippenham
[E] Conservative hold
R NeedhamConservative29,30849.19%
REJ BanksLiberal24,61141.30%
CLB InchleyLabour5,146 8.64%
B PettitEcology521 0.87%

Electorate: 74,519; Turnout: 79.96%;
Majority: 4,697 (7.88%)


Chipping Barnet
[E] Conservative hold
S ChapmanConservative25,15457.13%
PJ DaweLabour11,14725.32%
D IveLiberal6,86715.60%
R ColeNational Front865 1.96%

Electorate: 58,254; Turnout: 75.59%;
Majority: 14,007 (31.81%)


Chislehurst
[E] Conservative hold
RE SimsConservative23,25954.53%
C HowesLabour13,49431.64%
B TaylorLiberal5,33512.51%
R HoyNational Front564 1.32%

Electorate: 54,024; Turnout: 78.95%;
Majority: 9,765 (22.89%)


Chorley
[E] Conservative gain
D DoverConservative31,12546.85%
G RogersLabour28,54642.97%
N OrrellLiberal6,388 9.61%
M DeanNational Front379 0.57%

Electorate: 81,016; Turnout: 82.01%;
Majority: 2,579 (3.88%)


Christchurch & Lymington
[E] Conservative hold
RJ AdleyConservative29,81766.01%
F HarrisonLiberal7,65416.95%
LK HattsLabour6,72214.88%
J KeelingEcology975 2.16%

Electorate: 58,182; Turnout: 77.63%;
Majority: 22,163 (49.07%)


Cirencester & Tewkesbury
[E] Conservative hold
N RidleyConservative37,65155.96%
P BeckerleggeLiberal18,05726.84%
RS TraffordLabour11,57517.20%

Electorate: 85,444; Turnout: 78.75%;
Majority: 19,594 (29.12%)

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