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
Derbyshire South East — Down SouthDudley East — Eastbourne
Derbyshire South East
[E] Conservative hold
P RostConservative24,00451.47%
GE BerminghamLabour16,61735.63%
R LustigLiberal5,51811.83%
C NeilNational Front498 1.07%

Electorate: 57,516; Turnout: 81.09%;
Majority: 7,387 (15.84%)


Derbyshire West
[E] Conservative hold
M ParrisConservative21,47852.55%
PM WarboysLiberal11,26127.55%
W MooreLabour8,13419.90%

Electorate: 50,655; Turnout: 80.69%;
Majority: 10,217 (25.00%)


Devizes
[E] Conservative hold
CA MorrisonConservative32,43950.92%
VE FinlaysonLabour16,35125.67%
J AinslieLiberal14,05922.07%
R BurchamEcology713 1.12%
AB MocklerWessex Regionalist142 0.22%

Electorate: 80,028; Turnout: 79.60%;
Majority: 16,088 (25.25%)


Devon North
[E] Conservative gain
A SpellerConservative31,81150.09%
JJ ThorpeLiberal23,33836.74%
AJ SalternLabour7,10811.19%
AM WhittakerEcology729 1.15%
JP PriceNational Front237 0.37%
FH Hansford-MillerEnglish National Party142 0.22%
A WaughDog Lovers Party79 0.12%
H RousWessex Regionalist50 0.08%
WG BoaksDemocratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident20 0.03%

Electorate: 77,715; Turnout: 81.73%;
Majority: 8,473 (13.34%)


Devon West
[E] Conservative hold
PM MillsConservative29,42860.99%
V HowellLiberal12,25625.40%
RD MaddernLabour6,17412.80%
R Bearsford-WalkerNational Front393 0.81%

Electorate: 61,408; Turnout: 78.57%;
Majority: 17,172 (35.59%)


Dewsbury
[E] Labour hold
D GinsburgLabour22,82946.73%
R GalleyConservative18,44837.76%
N DerbyshireLiberal7,58015.51%

Electorate: 63,379; Turnout: 77.09%;
Majority: 4,381 (8.97%)


Doncaster
[E] Labour hold
H WalkerLabour22,18448.93%
P BeardConservative19,20842.37%
G BroadheadLiberal3,646 8.04%
M DayNational Front300 0.66%

Electorate: 60,487; Turnout: 74.95%;
Majority: 2,976 (6.56%)


Don Valley
[E] Labour hold
MC WelshLabour39,60355.62%
R FreemanConservative22,24331.24%
E SimpsonLiberal8,23811.57%
I ConnellyWorkers Party720 1.01%
T McCabeWorkers Revolutionary Party398 0.56%

Electorate: 95,287; Turnout: 74.72%;
Majority: 17,360 (24.38%)


Dorking
[E] Conservative hold
K WickendenConservative29,00361.43%
R HopeLiberal9,24019.57%
JAS WeirLabour8,97019.00%

Electorate: 60,630; Turnout: 77.87%;
Majority: 19,763 (41.86%)


Dorset North
[E] Conservative hold
N BakerConservative40,04662.24%
G CourtLiberal16,75026.03%
MC RowlandsLabour7,54311.72%

Electorate: 80,732; Turnout: 79.69%;
Majority: 23,296 (36.21%)


Dorset South
[E] Conservative hold
Visc CranbourneConservative32,37255.67%
A ChedzoyLabour17,13329.46%
P St J HoweLiberal8,64914.87%

Electorate: 74,239; Turnout: 78.33%;
Majority: 15,239 (26.20%)


Dorset West
[E] Conservative hold
JW SpicerConservative26,28158.71%
T JonesLiberal9,77621.84%
HJ SkevingtonLabour7,99917.87%
J TillotsonNational Front514 1.15%
G McEwanWessex Regionalist192 0.43%

Electorate: 56,658; Turnout: 79.00%;
Majority: 16,505 (36.87%)


Dover & Deal
[E] Conservative hold
PWI ReesConservative30,60650.01%
JL ChapmanLabour22,66437.04%
J CohenLiberal6,90611.29%
J FoxSilly Party642 1.05%
P JohnsonNational Front378 0.62%

Electorate: 75,883; Turnout: 80.65%;
Majority: 7,942 (12.98%)


Down North
[N] Ulster Unionist hold
JA KilfedderUlster Unionist36,98959.58%
K JonesAlliance13,36421.53%
C SmythOfficial Ulster Unionist11,72818.89%

Electorate: 99,861; Turnout: 62.17%;
Majority: 23,625 (38.06%)


Down South
[N] Official Ulster Unionist hold
JE PowellOfficial Ulster Unionist32,25450.02%
EK McGradySDLP24,03337.27%
PM FordeAlliance4,407 6.84%
JE MarkeyIrish Independence Party1,853 2.87%
D O'HaganRepublican Clubs1,682 2.61%
SG RiceInter-Dependence Party216 0.34%
PB CourtneyReform Party31 0.05%

Electorate: 89,562; Turnout: 71.99%;
Majority: 8,221 (12.75%)

Dudley East
[E] Labour hold
JW GilbertLabour22,52153.83%
WD WilliamsConservative14,83435.46%
GPT LewisLiberal3,639 8.70%
AJ BakerNational Front844 2.02%

Electorate: 59,661; Turnout: 70.13%;
Majority: 7,687 (18.37%)


Dudley West
[E] Conservative gain
JG BlackburnConservative30,15850.88%
MJ Hartley-BrewerLabour29,10949.12%

Electorate: 77,525; Turnout: 76.45%;
Majority: 1,049 (1.77%)


Dulwich
[E] Labour hold
SC SilkinLabour18,55743.02%
E MorleyConservative18,43542.73%
WH PearsonLiberal4,75911.03%
D ThompsonNational Front920 2.13%
D SmartEcology468 1.08%

Electorate: 61,259; Turnout: 70.42%;
Majority: 122 (0.28%)


Dumfries
[S] Conservative hold
HSP MonroConservative22,70445.21%
A WoodLabour13,70027.28%
J WallaceLiberal7,16914.28%
E GibsonSNP6,64713.24%

Electorate: 64,311; Turnout: 78.09%;
Majority: 9,004 (17.93%)


Dunbartonshire Central
[S] Labour hold
H McCartneyLabour20,51551.92%
N SoamesConservative8,51221.54%
W LindsaySNP6,05515.33%
L McCreadieLiberal3,099 7.84%
D McCaffertyCommunist1,017 2.57%
R DarrochChristian Democrat312 0.79%

Electorate: 49,381; Turnout: 80.01%;
Majority: 12,003 (30.38%)


Dunbartonshire East
[S] Labour gain
N HoggLabour23,26837.86%
MW HirstConservative20,94434.07%
MA BainSNP12,65420.59%
R WaddellLiberal4,600 7.48%

Electorate: 73,261; Turnout: 83.90%;
Majority: 2,324 (3.78%)


Dunbartonshire West
[S] Labour hold
I CampbellLabour21,16648.42%
JC MunroConservative14,70933.65%
S StrattonSNP7,83517.92%

Electorate: 54,507; Turnout: 80.19%;
Majority: 6,457 (14.77%)


Dundee East
[S] SNP hold
RG WilsonSNP20,49741.03%
J ReidLabour17,97835.99%
BJT TownsendConservative9,07218.16%
C BrodieLiberal2,317 4.64%
R BattersbyWorkers Revolutionary Party95 0.19%

Electorate: 64,330; Turnout: 77.66%;
Majority: 2,519 (5.04%)


Dundee West
[S] Labour hold
E RossLabour23,65447.25%
J FairlieSNP13,19726.36%
I StevensonConservative12,89225.75%
R MennieCommunist316 0.63%

Electorate: 63,883; Turnout: 78.36%;
Majority: 10,457 (20.89%)


Dunfermline
[S] Labour hold
RG DouglasLabour22,80344.32%
A LesterConservative15,49030.11%
A CameronSNP7,35114.29%
G WhitelawLiberal5,80311.28%

Electorate: 64,868; Turnout: 79.31%;
Majority: 7,313 (14.21%)


Durham
[E] Labour hold
WM HughesLabour30,90352.25%
M LavisConservative19,66633.25%
C WoodLiberal8,57214.49%

Electorate: 77,463; Turnout: 76.35%;
Majority: 11,237 (19.00%)


Durham North West
[E] Labour hold
E ArmstrongLabour29,52561.30%
T FenwickConservative14,24529.58%
J HannibellLiberal4,394 9.12%

Electorate: 63,387; Turnout: 75.98%;
Majority: 15,280 (31.72%)


Ealing North
[E] Conservative gain
H GreenwayConservative27,52446.04%
WJ MolloyLabour26,04443.57%
J TaylorLiberal5,162 8.64%
J ShawNational Front1,047 1.75%

Electorate: 76,805; Turnout: 77.83%;
Majority: 1,480 (2.48%)


Easington
[E] Labour hold
JD DormandLabour29,53760.90%
JS SmailesConservative11,98124.70%
V MorleyLiberal6,97914.39%

Electorate: 65,242; Turnout: 74.33%;
Majority: 17,556 (36.20%)


Eastbourne
[E] Conservative hold
IRE GowConservative37,16863.05%
D BellottiLiberal11,08418.80%
LJ CaineLabour10,16617.24%
C MitchellNational Front533 0.90%

Electorate: 76,880; Turnout: 76.68%;
Majority: 26,084 (44.25%)

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