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
Reading South — RotherhamRother Valley — St Pancras North
Reading South
[E] Conservative hold
GF VaughanConservative30,06753.85%
B GaleLabour14,42225.83%
K WattsLiberal10,64219.06%
P DunnEcology700 1.25%

Electorate: 73,001; Turnout: 76.48%;
Majority: 15,645 (28.02%)


Redcar
[E] Labour hold
J TinnLabour25,47053.68%
E CottrellConservative17,41736.71%
A ElliottLiberal4,225 8.91%
E LloydInd333 0.70%

Electorate: 62,511; Turnout: 75.90%;
Majority: 8,053 (16.97%)


Reigate
[E] Conservative hold
GA GardinerConservative33,76759.79%
N GrantLabour12,45422.05%
J SpeyerLiberal10,25718.16%

Electorate: 72,248; Turnout: 78.17%;
Majority: 21,313 (37.74%)


Renfrewshire East
[S] Conservative hold
JA StewartConservative25,91049.89%
E SullivanLabour12,67224.40%
WGA CraigLiberal9,36618.03%
J PowSNP3,989 7.68%

Electorate: 64,456; Turnout: 80.58%;
Majority: 13,238 (25.49%)


Renfrewshire West
[S] Labour hold
NF BuchanLabour28,23644.47%
W BoyleConservative19,66430.97%
CD CameronSNP8,33313.13%
JR FinnieLiberal7,25611.43%

Electorate: 78,218; Turnout: 81.17%;
Majority: 8,572 (13.50%)


Rhondda
[W] Labour hold
TA JonesLabour38,00775.15%
P LeyshonConservative6,52612.90%
G JamesPlaid Cymru4,226 8.36%
A TrueCommunist1,819 3.60%

Electorate: 63,412; Turnout: 79.76%;
Majority: 31,481 (62.24%)


Richmond upon Thames
[E] Conservative hold
A RoyleConservative19,29446.67%
AJ WatsonLiberal16,76440.55%
J FilochowskiLabour4,69211.35%
KJ KingInd315 0.76%
P MurphyNational Front244 0.59%
DD WedgwoodEnglish National Party34 0.08%

Electorate: 50,811; Turnout: 81.37%;
Majority: 2,530 (6.12%)


Richmond (Yorks)
[E] Conservative hold
T KitsonConservative28,95861.49%
G HodgsonLiberal9,96421.16%
KR BrattonLabour8,17317.35%

Electorate: 65,319; Turnout: 72.10%;
Majority: 18,994 (40.33%)


Ripon
[E] Conservative hold
K HampsonConservative25,29260.35%
R TennantLiberal9,08921.69%
WN DaviesLabour6,74916.10%
A LaurenceEcology781 1.86%

Electorate: 53,180; Turnout: 78.81%;
Majority: 16,203 (38.66%)


Rochdale
[E] Liberal hold
C SmithLiberal22,17245.03%
J ConnellLabour16,87834.28%
I PictonConservative9,49419.28%
J MerrickNational Front690 1.40%

Electorate: 66,841; Turnout: 73.66%;
Majority: 5,294 (10.75%)


Rochester & Chatham
[E] Conservative gain
PE FennerConservative27,57447.46%
RE BeanLabour24,88642.84%
M BlackLiberal5,219 8.98%
J KingNational Front417 0.72%

Electorate: 79,872; Turnout: 72.74%;
Majority: 2,688 (4.63%)


Romford
[E] Conservative hold
MJ NeubertConservative22,71453.76%
SM BartlettLabour13,90232.90%
J BatesLiberal4,81811.40%
M CaineNational Front820 1.94%

Electorate: 55,154; Turnout: 76.61%;
Majority: 8,812 (20.85%)


Ross & Cromarty
[S] Conservative hold
JHN GrayConservative10,65042.40%
W McRaeSNP5,91523.55%
K BloomerLabour5,05520.13%
H MorrisonLiberal3,49613.92%

Electorate: 32,892; Turnout: 76.36%;
Majority: 4,735 (18.85%)


Rossendale
[E] Conservative gain
DA TrippierConservative20,37048.04%
MA NobleLabour18,49743.62%
P ArnoldLiberal3,534 8.33%

Electorate: 50,623; Turnout: 83.76%;
Majority: 1,873 (4.42%)


Rotherham
[E] Labour hold
JS CrowtherLabour26,58060.55%
D HinckleyConservative13,14529.94%
I HouseLiberal3,686 8.40%
K DaviesNational Front490 1.12%

Electorate: 60,871; Turnout: 72.12%;
Majority: 13,435 (30.60%)

Rother Valley
[E] Labour hold
P HardyLabour45,98662.22%
R BarberConservative19,98427.04%
C SykesLiberal7,93710.74%

Electorate: 99,029; Turnout: 74.63%;
Majority: 26,002 (35.18%)


Roxburgh Selkirk & Peebles
[S] Liberal hold
DMS SteelLiberal25,99353.10%
GP MaloneConservative15,30331.26%
D HealdLabour4,150 8.48%
A StewartSNP3,502 7.15%

Electorate: 59,691; Turnout: 82.00%;
Majority: 10,690 (21.84%)


Rugby
[E] Conservative gain
J PawseyConservative24,41747.32%
WG PriceLabour21,68842.03%
B LomaxLiberal4,945 9.58%
A GreshamNational Front551 1.07%

Electorate: 61,506; Turnout: 83.90%;
Majority: 2,729 (5.29%)


Ruislip Northwood
[E] Conservative hold
J WilkinsonConservative26,74861.30%
ME LloydLabour9,54121.87%
R StephensonLiberal6,86715.74%
A MartinNational Front477 1.09%

Electorate: 55,505; Turnout: 78.61%;
Majority: 17,207 (39.44%)


Runcorn
[E] Conservative hold
M CarlisleConservative32,90751.48%
GJ MaudsleyLabour22,22634.77%
R KempLiberal8,78313.74%

Electorate: 82,126; Turnout: 77.83%;
Majority: 10,681 (16.71%)


Rushcliffe
[E] Conservative hold
KH ClarkeConservative34,19662.21%
CIE AtkinsLabour11,71221.31%
JE HamiltonLiberal9,06016.48%

Electorate: 67,286; Turnout: 81.69%;
Majority: 22,484 (40.90%)


Rutherglen
[S] Labour hold
JG MackenzieLabour18,54646.70%
P BurnsConservative10,52326.50%
R BrownLiberal7,31518.42%
M GrieveSNP3,325 8.37%

Electorate: 49,379; Turnout: 80.42%;
Majority: 8,023 (20.20%)


Rutland & Stamford
[E] Conservative hold
K LewisConservative26,19856.48%
MRC WithersLabour11,38324.54%
P BlaineLiberal8,80118.98%

Electorate: 59,404; Turnout: 78.08%;
Majority: 14,815 (31.94%)


Rye
[E] Conservative hold
BG IrvineConservative35,51662.72%
DRS MooreLiberal12,43821.97%
D SmythLabour6,85212.10%
A RixEcology1,267 2.24%
T DuesburyNational Front552 0.97%

Electorate: 73,416; Turnout: 77.13%;
Majority: 23,078 (40.76%)


Saffron Walden
[E] Conservative hold
A HaselhurstConservative28,56353.81%
A PhillipsLiberal13,20024.87%
BRM StonehamLabour10,54719.87%
O SmedleyInd425 0.80%
R BaileyNational Front342 0.64%

Electorate: 65,034; Turnout: 81.61%;
Majority: 15,363 (28.94%)


St Albans
[E] Conservative hold
VH GoodhewConservative31,30153.06%
D PictonLiberal14,05723.83%
RJ GreavesLabour13,63823.12%

Electorate: 73,339; Turnout: 80.44%;
Majority: 17,244 (29.23%)


St Helens
[E] Labour hold
L SpriggsLabour32,48959.63%
J BrownConservative16,93431.08%
I SmithLiberal4,587 8.42%
J BoylanWorkers Revolutionary Party471 0.86%

Electorate: 74,830; Turnout: 72.81%;
Majority: 15,555 (28.55%)


St Ives
[E] Conservative hold
JWF NottConservative22,35254.02%
RD EvansLabour8,63620.87%
J CottonLiberal8,29920.06%
D MurleyMebyon Kernow1,662 4.02%
H HoptroughEcology427 1.03%

Electorate: 53,715; Turnout: 77.03%;
Majority: 13,716 (33.15%)


St Marylebone
[E] Conservative hold
KW BakerConservative14,89959.90%
J HegartyLabour6,58626.48%
E MannLiberal2,459 9.89%
J PorrittEcology691 2.78%
C ElrickNational Front239 0.96%

Electorate: 40,885; Turnout: 60.84%;
Majority: 8,313 (33.42%)


St Pancras North
[E] Labour hold
AW StallardLabour14,55654.23%
P KirwanConservative9,11033.94%
M ValentineLiberal2,654 9.89%
S AndrewsNational Front360 1.34%
G JonesWorkers Revolutionary Party159 0.59%

Electorate: 42,106; Turnout: 63.74%;
Majority: 5,446 (20.29%)

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