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
Orkney & Shetland — PetersfieldPlymouth Devonport — Reading North
Orkney & Shetland
[S] Liberal hold
J GrimondLiberal10,95056.41%
C DonaldsonConservative4,14021.33%
R GoodladLabour3,38517.44%
M SpensSNP935 4.82%

Electorate: 28,884; Turnout: 67.20%;
Majority: 6,810 (35.09%)


Ormskirk
[E] Labour hold
R Kilroy-SilkLabour37,22250.03%
B KeefeConservative36,36448.87%
S PiraniWorkers Revolutionary Party820 1.10%

Electorate: 97,764; Turnout: 76.11%;
Majority: 858 (1.15%)


Orpington
[E] Conservative hold
IR StanbrookConservative32,15057.96%
J CookLiberal16,07428.98%
AJ WeymanLabour6,58111.86%
F HitchesNational Front516 0.93%
I MacKillicanHomeland146 0.26%

Electorate: 67,917; Turnout: 81.67%;
Majority: 16,076 (28.98%)


Oswestry
[E] Conservative hold
WJ BiffenConservative23,55154.64%
PE Sandland-NielsenLabour10,15023.55%
DJ EvansLiberal9,40521.82%

Electorate: 58,334; Turnout: 73.90%;
Majority: 13,401 (31.09%)


Oxford
[E] Conservative gain
J PattenConservative27,45945.30%
DET LuardLabour25,96242.83%
D RoafLiberal6,23410.28%
A CheekeOxford Ecology Movement887 1.46%
B SmithInd72 0.12%

Electorate: 81,708; Turnout: 74.18%;
Majority: 1,497 (2.47%)


Oxfordshire Mid
[E] Conservative hold
DR HurdConservative28,46556.92%
J HedgeLabour13,00426.00%
M BurtonLiberal8,36716.73%
P MaddenInd174 0.35%

Electorate: 63,212; Turnout: 79.11%;
Majority: 15,461 (30.92%)


Paddington
[E] Conservative gain
J WheelerConservative16,18945.47%
AC LathamLabour16,08345.17%
A BrettLiberal2,815 7.91%
J CameronNational Front402 1.13%
OT BanjoWorkers Revolutionary Party117 0.33%

Electorate: 56,234; Turnout: 63.32%;
Majority: 106 (0.30%)


Paisley
[S] Labour gain
A AdamsLabour25,89455.79%
G WillisConservative12,13926.15%
DR RolloSNP7,30515.74%
B MonaghanScottish Labour811 1.75%
J TaitCommunist145 0.31%
T WhiteWorkers Revolutionary Party122 0.26%

Electorate: 63,765; Turnout: 72.79%;
Majority: 13,755 (29.63%)


Peckham
[E] Labour hold
HG LambornLabour20,36459.85%
A DaltonConservative9,55328.07%
T MinahanLiberal2,607 7.66%
M RobertsNational Front1,503 4.42%

Electorate: 59,015; Turnout: 57.66%;
Majority: 10,811 (31.77%)


Pembroke
[W] Conservative hold
RN EdwardsConservative30,48349.16%
A EvansLabour23,01537.11%
R LiveseyLiberal6,24910.08%
R DawePlaid Cymru1,573 2.54%
B KingzettEcology694 1.12%

Electorate: 76,268; Turnout: 81.31%;
Majority: 7,468 (12.04%)


Penistone
[E] Labour hold
A McKayLabour28,01049.06%
I DobkinConservative18,30932.07%
D ChadwickLiberal10,77218.87%

Electorate: 72,370; Turnout: 78.89%;
Majority: 9,701 (16.99%)


Penrith & the Border
[E] Conservative hold
WSI WhitelawConservative26,94061.17%
LR WestLabour9,84422.35%
B WatesLiberal7,25716.48%

Electorate: 57,210; Turnout: 76.98%;
Majority: 17,096 (38.82%)


Perth & East Perthshire
[S] Conservative gain
WC WalkerConservative20,15341.95%
GD CrawfordSNP17,05035.49%
WF McKenzieLabour6,43213.39%
B GoudieLiberal4,410 9.18%

Electorate: 62,142; Turnout: 77.31%;
Majority: 3,103 (6.46%)


Peterborough
[E] Conservative gain
B MawhinneyConservative27,73448.80%
MJ WardLabour22,63239.82%
D GreenLiberal5,68510.00%
J WilhelmyNational Front672 1.18%
M BishopWorkers Revolutionary Party106 0.19%

Electorate: 72,912; Turnout: 77.94%;
Majority: 5,102 (8.98%)


Petersfield
[E] Conservative hold
MJ MatesConservative39,20061.15%
J MadeleyLiberal16,82526.25%
BW CloughLabour8,08212.61%

Electorate: 81,887; Turnout: 78.29%;
Majority: 22,375 (34.90%)

Plymouth Devonport
[E] Labour hold
DAL OwenLabour16,54547.41%
K HughesConservative15,54444.55%
M JamesLiberal2,360 6.76%
L Bearsford-WalkerNational Front243 0.70%
R StonerInd203 0.58%

Electorate: 48,236; Turnout: 72.34%;
Majority: 1,001 (2.87%)


Plymouth Drake
[E] Conservative hold
JE FookesConservative21,75950.60%
BW FletcherLabour17,51540.73%
A PuttickLiberal3,452 8.03%
C BradburyNational Front279 0.65%

Electorate: 55,711; Turnout: 77.19%;
Majority: 4,244 (9.87%)


Plymouth Sutton
[E] Conservative hold
AKM ClarkConservative28,89254.80%
JG PriestleyLabour17,60533.39%
J ScannellLiberal6,22611.81%

Electorate: 68,516; Turnout: 76.95%;
Majority: 11,287 (21.41%)


Pontefract & Castleford
[E] Labour hold
G LofthouseLabour30,56668.16%
H PageConservative10,66523.78%
L MarshLiberal3,616 8.06%

Electorate: 60,697; Turnout: 73.89%;
Majority: 19,901 (44.38%)


Pontypool
[W] Labour hold
L AbseLabour27,75161.93%
T SackvilleConservative10,38323.17%
EAR MathiasLiberal5,50812.29%
W HydePlaid Cymru1,169 2.61%

Electorate: 57,187; Turnout: 78.36%;
Majority: 17,368 (38.76%)


Pontypridd
[W] Labour hold
BT JohnLabour32,80155.97%
MJ ClayConservative17,11429.20%
H Penri-WilliamsLiberal6,22810.63%
EA RobertsPlaid Cymru2,200 3.75%
RG DaviesNational Front263 0.45%

Electorate: 75,050; Turnout: 78.09%;
Majority: 15,687 (26.77%)


Poole
[E] Conservative hold
J WardConservative38,84657.01%
DA BellLabour15,29122.44%
B SuttonLiberal14,00120.55%

Electorate: 87,208; Turnout: 78.13%;
Majority: 23,555 (34.57%)


Portsmouth North
[E] Conservative gain
P GriffithsConservative26,35648.65%
FA JuddLabour24,04544.38%
S BrewinLiberal3,354 6.19%
R HadlowNational Front298 0.55%
W FerrettWorkers Revolutionary Party122 0.23%

Electorate: 68,870; Turnout: 78.66%;
Majority: 2,311 (4.27%)


Portsmouth South
[E] Conservative hold
RB PinkConservative26,83554.67%
S ThomasLabour15,30631.18%
J WallisLiberal6,48713.22%
W DonkinNational Front457 0.93%

Electorate: 67,346; Turnout: 72.88%;
Majority: 11,529 (23.49%)


Preston North
[E] Conservative gain
RJ AtkinsConservative18,63246.26%
RH AtkinsLabour18,60346.19%
MP BrahamLiberal2,715 6.74%
JF HetheringtonNational Front329 0.82%

Electorate: 51,756; Turnout: 77.82%;
Majority: 29 (0.07%)


Preston South
[E] Labour hold
SG ThorneLabour17,81044.53%
B TetlowConservative17,18942.97%
RP MarshallLiberal4,62511.56%
M GibsonNational Front258 0.65%
VA StephensWorkers Revolutionary Party116 0.29%

Electorate: 51,820; Turnout: 77.19%;
Majority: 621 (1.55%)


Pudsey
[E] Conservative hold
JGD ShawConservative24,59145.11%
SJ CookseyLiberal15,85229.08%
PD McBrideLabour13,72725.18%
P LewenzEcology340 0.62%

Electorate: 67,853; Turnout: 80.34%;
Majority: 8,739 (16.03%)


Putney
[E] Conservative gain
D MellorConservative23,04046.83%
HG JenkinsLabour20,41041.49%
N CouldreyLiberal5,06110.29%
J WebsterNational Front685 1.39%

Electorate: 64,648; Turnout: 76.10%;
Majority: 2,630 (5.35%)


Ravensbourne
[E] Conservative hold
JL HuntConservative22,50160.92%
W ShipleyLiberal7,11119.25%
JR HolbrookLabour6,84818.54%
S GreeneNational Front478 1.29%

Electorate: 47,601; Turnout: 77.60%;
Majority: 15,390 (41.66%)


Reading North
[E] Conservative hold
RAB DurantConservative25,08550.58%
DM MasonLabour17,66235.61%
P MintonLiberal6,17012.44%
P BakerNational Front554 1.12%
LW EdwardsInd126 0.25%

Electorate: 65,369; Turnout: 75.87%;
Majority: 7,423 (14.97%)

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