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
Hemsworth — Holland with BostonHoniton — Huyton
Hemsworth
[E] Labour hold
A WoodallLabour36,50969.61%
J WhitfieldConservative10,46619.95%
T FusseyLiberal5,47410.44%

Electorate: 71,581; Turnout: 73.27%;
Majority: 26,043 (49.65%)


Hendon North
[E] Conservative hold
JM GorstConservative20,76652.06%
FA CooperLabour14,37436.03%
C PerkinLiberal4,11310.31%
B FranklynNational Front638 1.60%

Electorate: 54,036; Turnout: 73.82%;
Majority: 6,392 (16.02%)


Hendon South
[E] Conservative hold
PJM ThomasConservative19,98152.77%
WP MantleLabour11,23129.66%
M PalmerLiberal5,79915.32%
G SyerEcology563 1.49%
A ElderNational Front290 0.77%

Electorate: 53,954; Turnout: 70.18%;
Majority: 8,750 (23.11%)


Henley
[E] Conservative hold
MRD HeseltineConservative29,98258.66%
S AtackLiberal11,69322.88%
DJ WhitingLabour9,43518.46%

Electorate: 65,933; Turnout: 77.52%;
Majority: 18,289 (35.78%)


Hereford
[E] Conservative hold
CR ShepherdConservative23,01247.74%
CF GreenLiberal18,04237.43%
IR AdsheadLabour7,15014.83%

Electorate: 61,447; Turnout: 78.45%;
Majority: 4,970 (10.31%)


Hertford & Stevenage
[E] Conservative gain
P WellsConservative31,73945.07%
S WilliamsLabour30,44343.23%
B RigbyLiberal7,66010.88%
J PellNational Front581 0.83%

Electorate: 87,623; Turnout: 80.37%;
Majority: 1,296 (1.84%)


Hertfordshire East
[E] Conservative hold
D Walker-SmithConservative41,59955.50%
IJ EvansLabour20,13926.87%
L AbdelaLiberal11,39315.20%
J SmithNational Front1,819 2.43%

Electorate: 96,327; Turnout: 77.81%;
Majority: 21,460 (28.63%)


Hertfordshire South
[E] Conservative hold
CE ParkinsonConservative27,85754.07%
NG MaleLabour16,05931.17%
G SattinLiberal7,00113.59%
S FennNational Front605 1.17%

Electorate: 65,198; Turnout: 79.02%;
Majority: 11,798 (22.90%)


Hertfordshire South West
[E] Conservative hold
GH DodsworthConservative33,11254.69%
AJ ColmanLabour16,78427.72%
G CassLiberal9,80816.20%
P GravesNational Front839 1.39%

Electorate: 75,930; Turnout: 79.74%;
Majority: 16,328 (26.97%)


Hexham
[E] Conservative hold
G RipponConservative25,48347.98%
S BellLabour16,93531.88%
J ShipleyLiberal10,69720.14%

Electorate: 66,798; Turnout: 79.52%;
Majority: 8,548 (16.09%)


Heywood & Royton
[E] Labour hold
J BarnettLabour28,48945.24%
P MorganConservative26,20241.61%
M HewittLiberal7,64412.14%
R MarshNational Front641 1.02%

Electorate: 82,199; Turnout: 76.61%;
Majority: 2,287 (3.63%)


High Peak
[E] Conservative hold
S Le MarchantConservative22,53246.45%
D BookbinderLabour17,77736.65%
D BrownLiberal8,20016.90%

Electorate: 59,323; Turnout: 81.77%;
Majority: 4,755 (9.80%)


Hitchin
[E] Conservative hold
BHIH StewartConservative33,16952.54%
DR O'FlynnLabour19,94031.59%
E DixLiberal8,22413.03%
B GoodaleEcology911 1.44%
V LoganNational Front881 1.40%

Electorate: 76,807; Turnout: 82.19%;
Majority: 13,229 (20.96%)


Holborn & St Pancras South
[E] Labour hold
FG DobsonLabour12,02649.31%
R KeyConservative9,70339.79%
T HibbertLiberal2,190 8.98%
F TheobaldNational Front334 1.37%
P FarrellWorkers Revolutionary Party134 0.55%

Electorate: 40,376; Turnout: 60.40%;
Majority: 2,323 (9.53%)


Holland with Boston
[E] Conservative hold
RBFS BodyConservative35,44055.52%
M FoxLabour17,90828.06%
J WrightLiberal10,48016.42%

Electorate: 85,578; Turnout: 74.58%;
Majority: 17,532 (27.47%)

Honiton
[E] Conservative hold
PFH EmeryConservative37,83262.42%
R RuffleLiberal12,60120.79%
T LuesbyLabour8,75614.45%
MH BaconEcology1,423 2.35%

Electorate: 78,303; Turnout: 77.41%;
Majority: 25,231 (41.63%)


Horncastle
[E] Conservative hold
PHB TapsellConservative21,36255.12%
MJC StarkyLiberal10,83327.95%
DP CollinsLabour6,24016.10%
M HookNational Front319 0.82%

Electorate: 51,531; Turnout: 75.21%;
Majority: 10,529 (27.17%)


Hornchurch
[E] Conservative gain
RC SquireConservative21,34044.87%
AL WilliamsLabour20,57143.25%
C LewcockLiberal4,657 9.79%
A HarrisNational Front994 2.09%

Electorate: 60,865; Turnout: 78.14%;
Majority: 769 (1.62%)


Hornsey
[E] Conservative hold
HAL RossiConservative20,22549.37%
ER KnightLabour16,18839.52%
PW O'BrienLiberal4,058 9.91%
P PellNational Front337 0.82%
DW BerryInd Conservative156 0.38%

Electorate: 58,409; Turnout: 70.13%;
Majority: 4,037 (9.85%)


Horsham & Crawley
[E] Conservative hold
PM HordernConservative42,52952.21%
PW NewmanLabour27,50833.77%
MH FoleyLiberal10,92013.41%
A MurchNational Front493 0.61%

Electorate: 100,059; Turnout: 81.40%;
Majority: 15,021 (18.44%)


Houghton-le-Spring
[E] Labour hold
TW UrwinLabour30,18168.45%
P StrawConservative9,10520.65%
J EllisLiberal4,47910.16%
D TempleWorkers Revolutionary Party326 0.74%

Electorate: 60,491; Turnout: 72.89%;
Majority: 21,076 (47.80%)


Hove
[E] Conservative hold
TAD SainsburyConservative30,25660.10%
BR FitchLabour10,80721.47%
JMM WalshLiberal8,77117.42%
F SheridanNational Front508 1.01%

Electorate: 70,318; Turnout: 71.59%;
Majority: 19,449 (38.63%)


Howden
[E] Conservative hold
P BryanConservative26,55056.03%
E ShieldsLiberal12,00625.34%
AB DavenportLabour8,82718.63%

Electorate: 63,708; Turnout: 74.38%;
Majority: 14,544 (30.69%)


Huddersfield East
[E] Labour hold
BJ SheermanLabour19,04047.46%
M BendelowConservative15,94539.75%
G MacPhersonLiberal4,89012.19%
H HirstInd243 0.61%

Electorate: 53,983; Turnout: 74.32%;
Majority: 3,095 (7.71%)


Huddersfield West
[E] Conservative gain
G DickensConservative18,50444.24%
RO FaulknerLabour16,99640.64%
KJL HaslerLiberal6,22514.88%
T KeenCampaign for a More Prosperous Britain101 0.24%

Electorate: 55,066; Turnout: 75.96%;
Majority: 1,508 (3.61%)


Hull Central
[E] Labour hold
JK McNamaraLabour22,31852.14%
J TillettConservative14,72534.40%
J BryantLiberal5,06911.84%
A BraithwaiteNational Front422 0.99%
PM StantonSocialist Unity274 0.64%

Electorate: 60,801; Turnout: 70.41%;
Majority: 7,593 (17.74%)


Hull East
[E] Labour hold
J PrescottLabour39,41162.51%
MMB BeanConservative15,71924.93%
MJ HorneLiberal7,54311.96%
DJ MatsonNational Front374 0.59%

Electorate: 89,023; Turnout: 70.82%;
Majority: 23,692 (37.58%)


Hull West
[E] Labour hold
J JohnsonLabour19,75055.78%
RE SmithConservative11,59232.74%
SJ FostonLiberal3,65610.33%
MD FoxNational Front411 1.16%

Electorate: 52,489; Turnout: 67.46%;
Majority: 8,158 (23.04%)


Huntingdonshire
[E] Conservative hold
J MajorConservative40,19355.35%
J FulbrookLabour18,63025.65%
DG RoweLiberal12,81217.64%
K RobinsonNational Front983 1.35%

Electorate: 93,862; Turnout: 77.37%;
Majority: 21,563 (29.69%)


Huyton
[E] Labour hold
JH WilsonLabour27,44951.92%
G HarrisonConservative19,93937.72%
P CottierLiberal5,47610.36%

Electorate: 73,006; Turnout: 72.41%;
Majority: 7,510 (14.21%)

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