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
Leeds South East — Liverpool Edge HillLiverpool Garston — Luton West
Leeds South East
[E] Labour hold
S CohenLabour15,92156.34%
M SextonConservative6,54923.18%
MG ClayLiberal5,43019.22%
JM RodgersCommunist190 0.67%
P FlintNational Front168 0.59%

Electorate: 43,472; Turnout: 65.00%;
Majority: 9,372 (33.17%)


Leeds West
[E] Labour hold
J DeanLabour21,29049.38%
H SimmondsConservative11,62626.96%
C GreenfieldLiberal9,73422.58%
J DuckenfieldNational Front466 1.08%

Electorate: 58,798; Turnout: 73.33%;
Majority: 9,664 (22.41%)


Leek
[E] Conservative hold
DL KnoxConservative36,50851.88%
M FisherLabour25,93736.86%
M ConwayLiberal6,474 9.20%
CI BaileyRatepayer1,451 2.06%

Electorate: 87,502; Turnout: 80.42%;
Majority: 10,571 (15.02%)


Leicester East
[E] Labour hold
TG BradleyLabour23,84446.90%
M WaterhouseConservative20,98841.28%
B AndrewsLiberal4,623 9.09%
BJ CalverNational Front1,385 2.72%

Electorate: 67,269; Turnout: 75.58%;
Majority: 2,856 (5.62%)


Leicester South
[E] Labour hold
J MarshallLabour24,54846.41%
R GodsallConservative22,55042.63%
J PickLiberal4,856 9.18%
AR CartwrightNational Front940 1.78%

Electorate: 70,714; Turnout: 74.80%;
Majority: 1,998 (3.78%)


Leicester West
[E] Labour hold
GE JannerLabour26,03253.60%
AR GoobeyConservative17,19435.40%
A LycettLiberal4,032 8.30%
P AshNational Front1,308 2.69%

Electorate: 67,209; Turnout: 72.26%;
Majority: 8,838 (18.20%)


Leigh
[E] Labour hold
L CunliffeLabour27,73654.12%
D ShawConservative18,71336.52%
M GodwinLiberal4,796 9.36%

Electorate: 66,603; Turnout: 76.94%;
Majority: 9,023 (17.61%)


Leominster
[E] Conservative hold
P Temple-MorrisConservative21,12653.50%
RJ PinchamLiberal16,26141.18%
PJ DobbsLabour2,099 5.32%

Electorate: 48,211; Turnout: 81.90%;
Majority: 4,865 (12.32%)


Lewes
[E] Conservative hold
JR RathboneConservative33,99258.42%
G HookLiberal12,27921.10%
T ForresterLabour11,15219.17%
B WebbNational Front764 1.31%

Electorate: 76,290; Turnout: 76.27%;
Majority: 21,713 (37.32%)


Lewisham East
[E] Labour hold
RD MoyleLabour22,91645.96%
H MalinsConservative21,32342.76%
J ForrestLiberal4,265 8.55%
M EllisNational Front1,168 2.34%
H HarewoodWorkers Revolutionary Party190 0.38%

Electorate: 67,066; Turnout: 74.35%;
Majority: 1,593 (3.19%)


Lewisham West
[E] Labour hold
C PriceLabour20,93246.45%
NP KempConservative19,88244.12%
GA PayneLiberal3,350 7.43%
P WilliamsNational Front901 2.00%

Electorate: 59,292; Turnout: 76.01%;
Majority: 1,050 (2.33%)


Leyton
[E] Labour hold
B MageeLabour21,09551.38%
A CordleConservative15,36137.41%
C KitsonLiberal3,425 8.34%
P Pomery-RuddNational Front1,179 2.87%

Electorate: 59,176; Turnout: 69.39%;
Majority: 5,734 (13.96%)


Lichfield & Tamworth
[E] Conservative gain
J HeddleConservative41,45450.34%
BJ GrocottLabour33,00640.08%
P RuleLiberal7,408 9.00%
P WallaceNational Front475 0.58%

Electorate: 101,343; Turnout: 81.25%;
Majority: 8,448 (10.26%)


Lincoln
[E] Conservative gain
K CarlisleConservative17,77741.81%
MM JacksonLabour17,17540.40%
K MeltonLiberal5,63813.26%
F StockdaleDemocratic Labour1,743 4.10%
J NobleNational Front107 0.25%
T KyleRevolutionary Reform77 0.18%

Electorate: 55,194; Turnout: 77.03%;
Majority: 602 (1.42%)


Liverpool Edge Hill
[E] Liberal hold
D AltonLiberal12,70152.04%
R WareingLabour8,45334.64%
N WardConservative3,09812.69%
H HawksleyNational Front152 0.62%

Electorate: 35,350; Turnout: 69.04%;
Majority: 4,248 (17.41%)

Liverpool Garston
[E] Conservative gain
GM ThorntonConservative28,10548.08%
E LoydenLabour25,31843.31%
WJ DavisonLiberal4,890 8.37%
T KellyWorkers Revolutionary Party142 0.24%

Electorate: 79,248; Turnout: 73.76%;
Majority: 2,787 (4.77%)


Liverpool Kirkdale
[E] Labour hold
JA DunnLabour17,04356.07%
M FitzsimmonsConservative9,33430.71%
P MahonLiberal3,81912.56%
W WilliamsNational Front198 0.65%

Electorate: 43,304; Turnout: 70.19%;
Majority: 7,709 (25.36%)


Liverpool Scotland Exchange
[E] Labour hold
R ParryLabour13,92075.06%
JM BlighConservative2,26412.21%
C DaviesLiberal1,93910.46%
R O'HaraCommunist421 2.27%

Electorate: 32,303; Turnout: 57.41%;
Majority: 11,656 (62.86%)


Liverpool Toxteth
[E] Labour hold
R CrawshawLabour14,83354.70%
AW ShoneConservative8,69032.05%
R AddisonLiberal3,20611.82%
P AdamsSocialist Unity238 0.88%
D ElliottWorkers Revolutionary Party148 0.55%

Electorate: 41,859; Turnout: 64.78%;
Majority: 6,143 (22.66%)


Liverpool Walton
[E] Labour hold
ES HefferLabour20,23155.22%
R GouldConservative12,67334.59%
N CardwellLiberal3,479 9.50%
WF HaireNational Front254 0.69%

Electorate: 50,303; Turnout: 72.83%;
Majority: 7,558 (20.63%)


Liverpool Wavertree
[E] Conservative hold
AD SteenConservative21,77050.27%
R MorrisLabour14,82834.24%
CW RobertsLiberal6,70515.48%

Electorate: 59,040; Turnout: 73.35%;
Majority: 6,942 (16.03%)


Liverpool West Derby
[E] Labour hold
E OgdenLabour22,57655.47%
DPM HudsonConservative14,35635.28%
A HumphreysLiberal3,765 9.25%

Electorate: 57,973; Turnout: 70.20%;
Majority: 8,220 (20.20%)


Llanelli
[W] Labour hold
DJD DaviesLabour30,41659.46%
GDJ RichardsConservative10,47120.47%
KD ReesLiberal5,85611.45%
H RobertsPlaid Cymru3,793 7.42%
RE HitchonCommunist617 1.21%

Electorate: 64,429; Turnout: 79.39%;
Majority: 19,945 (38.99%)


Londonderry
[N] Official Ulster Unionist hold
W RossOfficial Ulster Unionist31,59249.65%
H LogueSDLP19,18530.15%
A BarrAlliance5,830 9.16%
F McAteerIrish Independence Party5,489 8.63%
E MeloughRepublican Clubs888 1.40%
B WebsterDerry Labour639 1.00%

Electorate: 94,770; Turnout: 67.13%;
Majority: 12,407 (19.50%)


Loughborough
[E] Conservative gain
S DorrellConservative29,78847.96%
JD CroninLabour24,58939.59%
R PalmerLiberal6,65010.71%
D WhitebreadEcology595 0.96%
J PeacockNational Front484 0.78%

Electorate: 76,455; Turnout: 81.23%;
Majority: 5,199 (8.37%)


Louth
[E] Conservative hold
ML BrothertonConservative25,70144.85%
JCL SellickLiberal19,02633.20%
CJC BettsLabour12,31621.49%
CDB StokesNational Front261 0.46%

Electorate: 73,264; Turnout: 78.22%;
Majority: 6,675 (11.65%)


Lowestoft
[E] Conservative hold
JML PriorConservative33,37650.46%
A LarkLabour25,55538.63%
B SkelcherLiberal6,78310.25%
T PyeEcology435 0.66%

Electorate: 82,733; Turnout: 79.95%;
Majority: 7,821 (11.82%)


Ludlow
[E] Conservative hold
E CockeramConservative20,90652.78%
E RobinsonLiberal12,52431.62%
IK WymerLabour5,71714.43%
RJ AdsheadNational Front354 0.89%
F TurnerInd106 0.27%

Electorate: 50,413; Turnout: 78.57%;
Majority: 8,382 (21.16%)


Luton East
[E] Conservative gain
GFJ BrightConservative17,80943.72%
IM ClemitsonLabour16,96241.64%
D FranksLiberal5,28512.98%
MG KerryNational Front461 1.13%
CT MitchellCommunist107 0.26%
JN BardwajCommittee for the Prevention of a Police State61 0.15%
A LynnWorkers Revolutionary Party45 0.11%

Electorate: 52,427; Turnout: 77.69%;
Majority: 847 (2.08%)


Luton West
[E] Conservative gain
J CarlisleConservative21,23044.09%
BCJ SedgemoreLabour20,98443.58%
MJ DollingLiberal5,23310.87%
D HowNational Front701 1.46%

Electorate: 61,186; Turnout: 78.69%;
Majority: 246 (0.51%)

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