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
Macclesfield — MerionethMerthyr Tydfil — Newark
Macclesfield
[E] Conservative hold
NR WintertonConservative40,11658.46%
RA FosterLabour16,77924.45%
AJ BerryLiberal11,72617.09%

Electorate: 87,864; Turnout: 78.10%;
Majority: 23,337 (34.01%)


Maidstone
[E] Conservative hold
JJ WellsConservative37,72752.59%
J BurnettLiberal16,67623.25%
R EvansLabour16,63223.18%
D WhitingNational Front703 0.98%

Electorate: 93,125; Turnout: 77.03%;
Majority: 21,051 (29.34%)


Maldon
[E] Conservative hold
J WakemanConservative29,58557.82%
R OliverLabour12,84825.11%
M WrightLiberal8,73017.06%

Electorate: 65,659; Turnout: 77.92%;
Majority: 16,737 (32.71%)


Manchester Ardwick
[E] Labour hold
GB KaufmanLabour17,23556.66%
WR SwanConservative9,96332.75%
P ThomsonLiberal2,934 9.65%
JS WestSocialist Unity287 0.94%

Electorate: 44,497; Turnout: 68.36%;
Majority: 7,272 (23.91%)


Manchester Blackley
[E] Labour hold
K EastonLabour20,34650.38%
A GreenConservative15,84239.23%
J AshleyLiberal3,868 9.58%
N WallaceNational Front326 0.81%

Electorate: 52,878; Turnout: 76.37%;
Majority: 4,504 (11.15%)


Manchester Central
[E] Labour hold
NH LeverLabour14,11770.77%
HP CumminsConservative4,41322.12%
GMR WilmottLiberal1,052 5.27%
DS BenthallNational Front365 1.83%

Electorate: 31,312; Turnout: 63.70%;
Majority: 9,704 (48.65%)


Manchester Gorton
[E] Labour hold
K MarksLabour22,29353.54%
MN LordConservative16,00938.45%
G ShawLiberal2,867 6.89%
R ChadfieldNational Front469 1.13%

Electorate: 53,943; Turnout: 77.19%;
Majority: 6,284 (15.09%)


Manchester Moss Side
[E] Labour hold
GM MortonLabour17,76551.94%
TE MurphyConservative13,23438.69%
GPB CommonsLiberal2,981 8.72%
V RedgraveWorkers Revolutionary Party225 0.66%

Electorate: 47,811; Turnout: 71.54%;
Majority: 4,531 (13.25%)


Manchester Openshaw
[E] Labour hold
CR MorrisLabour17,09962.12%
P HiltonConservative9,95536.17%
A ColesNational Front296 1.08%
P WiddallCommunist174 0.63%

Electorate: 37,816; Turnout: 72.78%;
Majority: 7,144 (25.96%)


Manchester Withington
[E] Conservative hold
FJ SilvesterConservative18,86247.25%
GM HodgsonLabour15,51038.86%
JT MitchellLiberal5,38713.50%
MG GibsonFeudal157 0.39%

Electorate: 53,408; Turnout: 74.74%;
Majority: 3,352 (8.40%)


Manchester Wythenshawe
[E] Labour hold
A MorrisLabour26,86059.08%
D SumbergConservative14,74732.44%
L GriffithsLiberal3,853 8.48%

Electorate: 60,602; Turnout: 75.01%;
Majority: 12,113 (26.65%)


Mansfield
[E] Labour hold
JD ConcannonLabour29,05152.28%
K DalyConservative17,72031.89%
DJ ChambersLiberal8,53615.36%
P DonovanNational Front259 0.47%

Electorate: 71,851; Turnout: 77.34%;
Majority: 11,331 (20.39%)


Melton
[E] Conservative hold
MA LathamConservative40,24258.56%
IM ReadLabour15,88223.11%
D FarrerLiberal12,59618.33%

Electorate: 87,319; Turnout: 78.70%;
Majority: 24,360 (35.45%)


Meriden
[E] Conservative gain
I MillsConservative37,15148.77%
JE TomlinsonLabour33,02443.35%
D SpurlingLiberal4,976 6.53%
A ParkesNational Front1,032 1.35%

Electorate: 98,914; Turnout: 77.02%;
Majority: 4,127 (5.42%)


Merioneth
[W] Plaid Cymru hold
DE ThomasPlaid Cymru9,27540.82%
R HarveyConservative5,36523.61%
RH JonesLabour5,33223.46%
JH ParsonsLiberal2,75212.11%

Electorate: 27,250; Turnout: 83.39%;
Majority: 3,910 (17.21%)

Merthyr Tydfil
[W] Labour hold
E RowlandsLabour22,38671.32%
AR de WildeConservative4,42614.10%
E ap GwilymPlaid Cymru2,962 9.44%
RD OliverLiberal1,275 4.06%
CC DennettCommunist223 0.71%
GT GouldWorkers Revolutionary Party114 0.36%

Electorate: 39,680; Turnout: 79.10%;
Majority: 17,960 (57.22%)


Middlesbrough
[E] Labour hold
AG BottomleyLabour24,87256.22%
C FenwickConservative13,46330.43%
P FreitagLiberal4,023 9.09%
M SimpsonWorkers Revolutionary Party1,018 2.30%
J WilcoxInd Labour861 1.95%

Electorate: 65,175; Turnout: 67.87%;
Majority: 11,409 (25.79%)


Middleton & Prestwich
[E] Labour hold
J CallaghanLabour27,91845.79%
J ParkConservative26,82043.98%
D WhatmoughLiberal5,888 9.66%
S AndrewsNational Front350 0.57%

Electorate: 77,291; Turnout: 78.89%;
Majority: 1,098 (1.80%)


Midlothian
[S] Labour hold
A EadieLabour37,73347.81%
HW MannConservative20,79726.35%
GAF SpiersSNP13,26016.80%
AP BrodieLiberal7,129 9.03%

Electorate: 101,482; Turnout: 77.77%;
Majority: 16,936 (21.46%)


Mitcham & Morden
[E] Labour hold
BLH Douglas-MannLabour21,66845.20%
D SamuelConservative21,05043.91%
R LockeLiberal4,258 8.88%
J PerrymanNational Front966 2.01%

Electorate: 62,365; Turnout: 76.87%;
Majority: 618 (1.29%)


Monmouth
[W] Conservative hold
JS ThomasConservative33,54750.47%
TM SteelLabour23,78535.78%
D HandoLiberal8,49412.78%
G WilliamsPlaid Cymru641 0.96%

Electorate: 80,085; Turnout: 83.00%;
Majority: 9,762 (14.69%)


Montgomery
[W] Conservative gain
DJD WilliamsConservative11,75140.33%
HE HoosonLiberal10,15834.87%
J PriceLabour4,75116.31%
C ClowesPlaid Cymru2,474 8.49%

Electorate: 35,786; Turnout: 81.41%;
Majority: 1,593 (5.47%)


Moray & Nairn
[S] Conservative gain
A PollackConservative14,22040.07%
W EwingSNP13,80038.89%
S RodanLiberal4,36112.29%
GEW ScobieLabour3,104 8.75%

Electorate: 45,802; Turnout: 77.47%;
Majority: 420 (1.18%)


Morcambe & Lonsdale
[E] Conservative hold
MA Lennox-BoydConservative29,06855.40%
G CollierLabour13,25325.26%
HR TinkerLiberal10,15019.34%

Electorate: 68,625; Turnout: 76.46%;
Majority: 15,815 (30.14%)


Morpeth
[E] Labour hold
G GrantLabour21,74456.29%
S EdwardsConservative9,91325.66%
A ThompsonLiberal6,97218.05%

Electorate: 49,881; Turnout: 77.44%;
Majority: 11,831 (30.63%)


Motherwell & Wishaw
[S] Labour hold
JW BrayLabour22,26356.87%
J ThomsonConservative11,32628.93%
J MackaySNP4,81712.31%
J SneddonCommunist740 1.89%

Electorate: 50,317; Turnout: 77.80%;
Majority: 10,937 (27.94%)


Nantwich
[E] Conservative hold
N BonsorConservative25,62450.31%
D ShawLabour17,91935.18%
C WalshLiberal6,57112.90%
J GreenNational Front814 1.60%

Electorate: 64,211; Turnout: 79.31%;
Majority: 7,705 (15.13%)


Neath
[W] Labour hold
DR ColemanLabour27,07164.52%
C SandyConservative8,45520.15%
A GwynPlaid Cymru6,43015.33%

Electorate: 51,659; Turnout: 81.22%;
Majority: 18,616 (44.37%)


Nelson & Colne
[E] Conservative gain
J LeeConservative17,52245.01%
EDH HoyleLabour17,08643.89%
D HewittLiberal4,32211.10%

Electorate: 47,739; Turnout: 81.55%;
Majority: 436 (1.12%)


Newark
[E] Conservative gain
R AlexanderConservative27,71145.85%
ES BishopLabour25,96042.95%
J BakerLiberal6,77311.21%

Electorate: 75,612; Turnout: 79.94%;
Majority: 1,751 (2.90%)

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