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
East Grinstead — Epping ForestEpsom & Ewell — Fife Central
East Grinstead
[E] Conservative hold
G Johnson SmithConservative28,27962.05%
J NieboerLiberal11,10224.36%
RJ TaylorLabour6,19613.59%

Electorate: 59,124; Turnout: 77.09%;
Majority: 17,177 (37.69%)


East Kilbride
[S] Labour hold
MS MillerLabour31,40153.88%
WG HodgsonConservative17,12829.39%
G MurraySNP9,09015.60%
D McDowellCommunist658 1.13%

Electorate: 73,094; Turnout: 79.73%;
Majority: 14,273 (24.49%)


Eastleigh
[E] Conservative hold
DEC PriceConservative38,51655.92%
CE RobertsLabour18,22226.45%
GD JohnsonLiberal12,14317.63%

Electorate: 85,400; Turnout: 80.66%;
Majority: 20,294 (29.46%)


Ebbw Vale
[W] Labour hold
MM FootLabour20,02869.23%
G InkinConservative3,93713.61%
AT PopeLiberal3,08210.65%
G ap RobertsPlaid Cymru1,884 6.51%

Electorate: 36,207; Turnout: 79.90%;
Majority: 16,091 (55.62%)


Eccles
[E] Labour hold
L Carter-JonesLabour24,28053.58%
J ReidConservative16,22135.79%
G KnightLiberal4,448 9.82%
T KeenanCommunist368 0.81%

Electorate: 58,496; Turnout: 77.47%;
Majority: 8,059 (17.78%)


Edinburgh Central
[S] Labour hold
RF CookLabour12,19147.85%
DW McLetchieConservative7,53029.55%
S DonaldsonLiberal3,09612.15%
G KennedySNP2,486 9.76%
CD BoydScottish Labour176 0.69%

Electorate: 37,740; Turnout: 67.51%;
Majority: 4,661 (18.29%)


Edinburgh East
[S] Labour hold
GS StrangLabour23,47753.69%
G CampbellConservative14,66033.52%
GC MacDougallSNP5,29612.11%
C DownesCommunist173 0.40%
T BrotherstoneWorkers Revolutionary Party124 0.28%

Electorate: 57,473; Turnout: 76.09%;
Majority: 8,817 (20.16%)


Edinburgh Leith
[S] Labour hold
R BrownLabour12,96146.30%
AJ McLernanConservative8,94431.95%
K AitkenLiberal3,38212.08%
WR PlattSNP2,706 9.67%

Electorate: 37,204; Turnout: 75.24%;
Majority: 4,017 (14.35%)


Edinburgh North
[S] Conservative hold
AM FletcherConservative14,17043.59%
N LindsayLabour9,77330.06%
R GuildLiberal5,04515.52%
N MacCormickSNP3,52110.83%

Electorate: 45,303; Turnout: 71.76%;
Majority: 4,397 (13.53%)


Edinburgh Pentlands
[S] Conservative hold
ML RifkindConservative17,68439.28%
AJ JohnstoneLabour16,48636.62%
C LuckhurstLiberal5,91913.15%
S MaxwellSNP4,93410.96%

Electorate: 58,652; Turnout: 76.76%;
Majority: 1,198 (2.66%)


Edinburgh South
[S] Conservative hold
MA AncramConservative17,98639.74%
JG BrownLabour15,52634.30%
JPB LovellLiberal7,40016.35%
R ShirleySNP3,800 8.40%
SM BiggarEcology552 1.22%

Electorate: 58,556; Turnout: 77.30%;
Majority: 2,460 (5.43%)


Edinburgh West
[S] Conservative hold
Ld J Douglas-HamiltonConservative19,36045.44%
MCB McGregorLabour12,00928.19%
R CallenderLiberal7,33017.21%
C BellSNP3,904 9.16%

Electorate: 54,727; Turnout: 77.85%;
Majority: 7,351 (17.25%)


Edmonton
[E] Labour hold
TE GrahamLabour20,71347.14%
J AttwoodConservative18,73342.64%
W WintleLiberal3,276 7.46%
DJ BruceNational Front1,213 2.76%

Electorate: 58,860; Turnout: 74.64%;
Majority: 1,980 (4.51%)


Enfield North
[E] Conservative gain
T EggarConservative24,92748.06%
B DaviesLabour21,44441.34%
K CrawfordLiberal4,681 9.02%
J WotherspoonNational Front816 1.57%

Electorate: 66,427; Turnout: 78.08%;
Majority: 3,483 (6.72%)


Epping Forest
[E] Conservative hold
JA Biggs-DavisonConservative29,44757.65%
WD ShepherdLabour13,99427.40%
D KitchingLiberal6,52812.78%
B WilkinsNational Front1,110 2.17%

Electorate: 66,723; Turnout: 76.55%;
Majority: 15,453 (30.25%)

Epsom & Ewell
[E] Conservative hold
A HamiltonConservative39,10461.91%
M AndersonLiberal12,74620.18%
CR SmithLabour11,31517.91%

Electorate: 82,126; Turnout: 76.91%;
Majority: 26,358 (41.73%)


Erith & Crayford
[E] Labour hold
AJ WellbelovedLabour22,45047.25%
S BluntConservative19,71741.49%
M JamiesonLiberal4,512 9.50%
O HawkeNational Front838 1.76%

Electorate: 61,350; Turnout: 77.45%;
Majority: 2,733 (5.75%)


Esher
[E] Conservative hold
DCM MatherConservative24,15265.10%
C WelchmanLiberal7,31119.71%
JT PicklesLabour5,63415.19%

Electorate: 47,860; Turnout: 77.51%;
Majority: 16,841 (45.40%)


Essex South East
[E] Conservative hold
B BraineConservative40,49763.96%
NJM SmithLabour15,96525.21%
F AlexanderLiberal6,85810.83%

Electorate: 82,350; Turnout: 76.89%;
Majority: 24,532 (38.74%)


Eton & Slough
[E] Labour hold
J LestorLabour20,71042.58%
C WardConservative19,37039.83%
P GoldenbergLiberal5,25410.80%
G BrookerInd Conservative2,359 4.85%
D JonesNational Front943 1.94%

Electorate: 64,916; Turnout: 74.92%;
Majority: 1,340 (2.76%)


Exeter
[E] Conservative hold
JG HannamConservative27,17348.41%
GW HobbsLabour19,14634.11%
H MarshLiberal8,75615.60%
P FringsEcology1,053 1.88%

Electorate: 68,825; Turnout: 81.55%;
Majority: 8,027 (14.30%)


Eye
[E] Conservative hold
JS GummerConservative28,70751.96%
PE KoppelLabour13,68624.77%
P KemsleyLiberal12,25922.19%
JJ FlintInd324 0.59%
NH RogersAnti-Common Market Conservative268 0.49%

Electorate: 69,843; Turnout: 79.10%;
Majority: 15,021 (27.19%)


Falmouth & Cambourne
[E] Conservative hold
WD MuddConservative30,52356.68%
PM TebbuttLabour13,92325.85%
J Hall-SayLiberal7,48913.91%
L TruranMebyon Kernow1,637 3.04%
M SwinglerNational Front280 0.52%

Electorate: 69,705; Turnout: 77.26%;
Majority: 16,600 (30.83%)


Fareham
[E] Conservative hold
R LloydConservative28,73058.98%
P BouldenLiberal11,68523.99%
BR TownsendLabour8,04116.51%
DC VineNational Front252 0.52%

Electorate: 61,612; Turnout: 79.06%;
Majority: 17,045 (34.99%)


Farnham
[E] Conservative hold
M MacmillanConservative30,12758.32%
P RaynesLiberal13,65826.44%
PW DavisLabour7,49714.51%
SL BradfordCitizens Protest Vote204 0.39%
R PeelUnited Country Party170 0.33%

Electorate: 64,607; Turnout: 79.95%;
Majority: 16,469 (31.88%)


Farnworth
[E] Labour hold
JFH RoperLabour27,96550.06%
S WindleConservative19,85835.55%
MP RothwellLiberal8,04314.40%

Electorate: 71,844; Turnout: 77.76%;
Majority: 8,107 (14.51%)


Faversham
[E] Conservative hold
RD MoateConservative33,51354.36%
T SherwenLabour21,35134.63%
A AldousLiberal6,34910.30%
A WebbNational Front439 0.71%

Electorate: 78,509; Turnout: 78.53%;
Majority: 12,162 (19.73%)


Feltham & Heston
[E] Labour hold
RW KerrLabour28,67548.31%
RP GroundConservative24,57041.39%
B NorcottLiberal5,051 8.51%
JM ReidNational Front898 1.51%
R LuggWorkers Revolutionary Party168 0.28%

Electorate: 79,873; Turnout: 74.32%;
Majority: 4,105 (6.92%)


Fermanagh & South Tyrone
[N] Independent hold
MF MaguireInd22,39835.97%
R FergusonOfficial Ulster Unionist17,41127.96%
A CurrieSDLP10,78517.32%
E BairdUnited Ulster Unionist10,60717.03%
P AchesonAlliance1,070 1.72%

Electorate: 71,481; Turnout: 87.12%;
Majority: 4,987 (8.01%)


Fife Central
[S] Labour hold
WW HamiltonLabour27,61958.03%
IA McCroneConservative9,59720.16%
J LynchSNP9,20819.35%
A MaxwellCommunist1,172 2.46%

Electorate: 61,476; Turnout: 77.42%;
Majority: 18,022 (37.86%)

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