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
Newbury — Norfolk SouthNorfolk South West — Oldham West
Newbury
[E] Conservative hold
M McNair-WilsonConservative33,67752.83%
A RichardsLiberal23,38836.69%
J RuddockLabour6,67610.47%

Electorate: 80,355; Turnout: 79.32%;
Majority: 10,289 (16.14%)


Newcastle-under-Lyme
[E] Labour hold
J GoldingLabour28,64948.47%
E AshleyConservative24,42141.32%
G EvansLiberal5,878 9.95%
S RoweBritish Socialist Empire Party156 0.26%

Electorate: 72,442; Turnout: 81.59%;
Majority: 4,228 (7.15%)


Newcastle upon Tyne Central
[E] Labour hold
HL CowansLabour10,39567.28%
P MerchantConservative2,98219.30%
A EllisLiberal2,07313.42%

Electorate: 23,678; Turnout: 65.25%;
Majority: 7,413 (47.98%)


Newcastle upon Tyne East
[E] Labour hold
MS ThomasLabour18,25755.05%
D ConwayConservative12,08736.45%
J NelsonLiberal2,818 8.50%

Electorate: 44,484; Turnout: 74.55%;
Majority: 6,170 (18.61%)


Newcastle upon Tyne North
[E] Conservative hold
W ElliottConservative12,72147.62%
S WardLabour11,01041.21%
C MarloweLiberal2,98311.17%

Electorate: 39,307; Turnout: 67.96%;
Majority: 1,711 (6.40%)


Newcastle upon Tyne West
[E] Labour hold
RC BrownLabour32,82754.51%
D GilbertConservative21,59135.85%
J DickinsonLiberal5,801 9.63%

Electorate: 83,156; Turnout: 72.42%;
Majority: 11,236 (18.66%)


New Forest
[E] Conservative hold
PMED McNair-WilsonConservative39,12459.51%
M KyrleLiberal13,67420.80%
APV WhiteheadLabour12,95019.70%

Electorate: 85,137; Turnout: 77.23%;
Majority: 25,450 (38.71%)


Newham North East
[E] Labour gain
R LeightonLabour22,81854.49%
K WoodConservative12,77830.52%
DJ CorneyLiberal4,027 9.62%
WHH NorthcottNational Front1,769 4.22%
J ReganInd208 0.50%
MA Van Der PoortenWorkers Revolutionary Party154 0.37%
W BoaksDemocratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident118 0.28%

Electorate: 66,371; Turnout: 63.09%;
Majority: 10,040 (23.98%)


Newham North West
[E] Labour hold
AWJ LewisLabour18,39261.46%
D AmessConservative7,93726.52%
B McCarthyLiberal2,377 7.94%
M MaloneyNational Front1,217 4.07%

Electorate: 54,030; Turnout: 55.38%;
Majority: 10,455 (34.94%)


Newham South
[E] Labour hold
NJ SpearingLabour19,63664.42%
MJ ElphickeConservative6,86322.51%
J OzimekLiberal2,085 6.84%
T AndersonNational Front1,899 6.23%

Electorate: 53,431; Turnout: 57.05%;
Majority: 12,773 (41.90%)


Newport
[W] Labour hold
RJ HughesLabour30,91951.65%
GG DaviesConservative21,74236.32%
A LambertLiberal6,27010.47%
AR VickeryPlaid Cymru473 0.79%
GR WoodwardNational Front454 0.76%

Electorate: 75,121; Turnout: 79.68%;
Majority: 9,177 (15.33%)


Newton
[E] Labour hold
J EvansLabour41,46651.38%
T HuntleyConservative30,12537.33%
R SmithLiberal8,47110.50%
A FishwickNational Front641 0.79%

Electorate: 102,885; Turnout: 78.44%;
Majority: 11,341 (14.05%)


Norfolk North
[E] Conservative hold
RF HowellConservative43,95256.88%
RS DimmickLabour22,12628.64%
GR CollingsLiberal10,64313.77%
ACR SizelandNational Front548 0.71%

Electorate: 98,135; Turnout: 78.74%;
Majority: 21,826 (28.25%)


Norfolk North West
[E] Conservative hold
C Brocklebank-FowlerConservative33,79651.01%
RL WilliamsLabour25,86839.04%
M MynottLiberal6,588 9.94%

Electorate: 83,702; Turnout: 79.15%;
Majority: 7,928 (11.97%)


Norfolk South
[E] Conservative hold
JRR MacGregorConservative42,79254.49%
PJ DaviesLabour23,75530.25%
J BristolLiberal11,99015.27%

Electorate: 100,243; Turnout: 78.35%;
Majority: 19,037 (24.24%)

Norfolk South West
[E] Conservative hold
PL HawkinsConservative24,76754.80%
A RosenbergLabour14,06331.12%
B BaxterLiberal6,36314.08%

Electorate: 57,901; Turnout: 78.05%;
Majority: 10,704 (23.69%)


Normanton
[E] Labour hold
A RobertsLabour26,59156.43%
MH CavendishConservative14,39830.55%
ARC PatonLiberal6,13413.02%

Electorate: 61,390; Turnout: 76.76%;
Majority: 12,193 (25.87%)


Northampton North
[E] Conservative gain
A MarlowConservative18,59748.22%
MM ColquhounLabour13,93436.13%
A RounthwaiteLiberal5,65914.67%
RGW RickordNational Front373 0.97%

Electorate: 50,739; Turnout: 76.00%;
Majority: 4,663 (12.09%)


Northampton South
[E] Conservative hold
MWL MorrisConservative19,12549.67%
G MasonLabour15,49140.24%
D AmeyLiberal3,478 9.03%
M JamesNational Front407 1.06%

Electorate: 51,151; Turnout: 75.27%;
Majority: 3,634 (9.44%)


Northwich
[E] Conservative hold
AR GoodladConservative23,20152.77%
BH SilvermanLabour14,45532.88%
G LittleLiberal6,31114.35%

Electorate: 54,362; Turnout: 80.88%;
Majority: 8,746 (19.89%)


Norwich North
[E] Labour hold
DH EnnalsLabour17,92750.79%
PH RipponConservative12,33634.95%
P MooreLiberal4,25312.05%
G HannahEcology334 0.95%
L GooldNational Front250 0.71%
A PanesCommunist106 0.30%
S CollingWorkers Revolutionary Party92 0.26%

Electorate: 46,687; Turnout: 75.61%;
Majority: 5,591 (15.84%)


Norwich South
[E] Labour hold
JL GarrettLabour16,24044.91%
I CouttsConservative15,04241.59%
P MackintoshLiberal4,61812.77%
A FountaineNational Front264 0.73%

Electorate: 45,073; Turnout: 80.23%;
Majority: 1,198 (3.31%)


Norwood
[E] Labour hold
JD FraserLabour16,28247.36%
J PritchardConservative14,34241.71%
D CharlesworthLiberal3,051 8.87%
C WilliamsNational Front707 2.06%

Electorate: 48,857; Turnout: 70.37%;
Majority: 1,940 (5.64%)


Nottingham East
[E] Labour hold
JJ DunnettLabour15,43350.47%
M Brandon-BravoConservative12,19939.89%
JD HileyLiberal2,270 7.42%
M ColesNational Front426 1.39%
IB JuniperSocialist Unity252 0.82%

Electorate: 47,838; Turnout: 63.92%;
Majority: 3,234 (10.58%)


Nottingham North
[E] Labour hold
WC WhitlockLabour25,02846.86%
P WaineConservative21,95641.11%
J StockleyLiberal4,900 9.17%
JH PeckCommunist1,071 2.01%
R PrattNational Front454 0.85%

Electorate: 78,996; Turnout: 67.61%;
Majority: 3,072 (5.75%)


Nottingham West
[E] Labour hold
M EnglishLabour26,30146.54%
M StonemanConservative23,80142.12%
M WillisLiberal5,497 9.73%
TJ WilkinsonNational Front718 1.27%
A JamesWorkers Revolutionary Party192 0.34%

Electorate: 77,155; Turnout: 73.24%;
Majority: 2,500 (4.42%)


Nuneaton
[E] Labour hold
LJ HuckfieldLabour31,40349.88%
L StevensConservative23,71537.67%
CEG WilliamsLiberal6,184 9.82%
RP MatthewsNational Front1,028 1.63%
GE DavisInd Labour629 1.00%

Electorate: 80,225; Turnout: 78.48%;
Majority: 7,688 (12.21%)


Ogmore
[W] Labour hold
R PowellLabour29,86753.42%
L WaltersConservative13,78024.65%
JT GibbsLiberal9,81217.55%
DI JonesPlaid Cymru2,450 4.38%

Electorate: 70,156; Turnout: 79.69%;
Majority: 16,087 (28.77%)


Oldham East
[E] Labour hold
JA LamondLabour18,24850.67%
R WalkerConservative13,61637.81%
CG HilyerLiberal4,14911.52%

Electorate: 52,420; Turnout: 68.70%;
Majority: 4,632 (12.86%)


Oldham West
[E] Labour hold
MH MeacherLabour17,80252.44%
J SmithConservative12,02535.42%
K StocksLiberal3,60410.62%
G HalliwellNational Front515 1.52%

Electorate: 46,763; Turnout: 72.59%;
Majority: 5,777 (17.02%)

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