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
Salford East — SidcupSkipton — Staffordshire South West
Salford East
[E] Labour hold
FJ AllaunLabour13,45363.91%
S LatimerConservative7,59736.09%

Electorate: 32,718; Turnout: 64.34%;
Majority: 5,856 (27.82%)


Salford West
[E] Labour hold
S OrmeLabour18,41161.47%
J MarkwickConservative11,15737.25%
S CarterWorkers Revolutionary Party383 1.28%

Electorate: 43,587; Turnout: 68.72%;
Majority: 7,254 (24.22%)


Salisbury
[E] Conservative hold
MA HamiltonConservative24,96249.92%
JF LakemanLiberal18,71837.44%
CR BoneyLabour6,32112.64%

Electorate: 64,615; Turnout: 77.38%;
Majority: 6,244 (12.49%)


Scarborough
[E] Conservative hold
MN ShawConservative23,66953.16%
EJ LahteelaLabour11,34425.48%
S GallowayLiberal9,02520.27%
T YelinInd487 1.09%

Electorate: 60,896; Turnout: 73.12%;
Majority: 12,325 (27.68%)


Sevenoaks
[E] Conservative hold
M WolfsonConservative36,69757.39%
RH ReddenLabour14,58322.81%
G PhillipsLiberal11,83918.52%
M EasterNational Front821 1.28%

Electorate: 80,960; Turnout: 78.98%;
Majority: 22,114 (34.59%)


Sheffield Attercliffe
[E] Labour hold
AEP DuffyLabour29,70264.89%
D FrenchConservative11,59925.34%
D BoothroydLiberal4,017 8.78%
J MasonNational Front457 1.00%

Electorate: 62,984; Turnout: 72.68%;
Majority: 18,103 (39.55%)


Sheffield Brightside
[E] Labour hold
VJ MaynardLabour25,67268.48%
B KnightlyConservative7,97921.28%
MS JohnsonLiberal3,482 9.29%
KT BrackNational Front354 0.94%

Electorate: 54,459; Turnout: 68.84%;
Majority: 17,693 (47.20%)


Sheffield Hallam
[E] Conservative hold
JH OsbornConservative31,43654.94%
MJ BowerLabour16,50228.84%
KA SaltLiberal8,98215.70%
GF SmithNational Front300 0.52%

Electorate: 78,901; Turnout: 72.52%;
Majority: 14,934 (26.10%)


Sheffield Heeley
[E] Labour hold
FO HooleyLabour24,61849.79%
D GeorgeConservative19,84540.14%
R WebbLiberal4,708 9.52%
PK ThorpeNational Front274 0.55%

Electorate: 63,996; Turnout: 77.26%;
Majority: 4,773 (9.65%)


Sheffield Hillsborough
[E] Labour hold
MH FlanneryLabour20,55656.82%
CI PatnickConservative12,20633.74%
PA NealeLiberal3,088 8.54%
S WilliamsNational Front326 0.90%

Electorate: 51,088; Turnout: 70.81%;
Majority: 8,350 (23.08%)


Sheffield Park
[E] Labour hold
FW MulleyLabour27,48368.59%
C ColeConservative7,15917.87%
FR ButlerLiberal4,73711.82%
I PiersonNational Front302 0.75%
G AshberryCommunist279 0.70%
P LittlehalesWorkers Revolutionary Party111 0.28%

Electorate: 62,174; Turnout: 64.45%;
Majority: 20,324 (50.72%)


Shipley
[E] Conservative hold
JM FoxConservative22,64152.55%
PR WardLabour14,28133.15%
GG RobertsLiberal5,67313.17%
D PedleyEcology486 1.13%

Electorate: 53,516; Turnout: 80.50%;
Majority: 8,360 (19.41%)


Shoreham
[E] Conservative hold
RN LuceConservative34,33960.92%
C RobinsonLiberal12,75422.63%
GD ShamashLabour8,86715.73%
J BenjafieldNational Front406 0.72%

Electorate: 72,288; Turnout: 77.97%;
Majority: 21,585 (38.29%)


Shrewsbury
[E] Conservative hold
J Langford-HoltConservative23,54848.58%
A LaurieLiberal13,36427.57%
J BishtonLabour11,55823.85%

Electorate: 63,236; Turnout: 76.65%;
Majority: 10,184 (21.01%)


Sidcup
[E] Conservative hold
ERG HeathConservative23,69259.81%
F KeohaneLabour10,23625.84%
P VickersLiberal4,90812.39%
A WebbNational Front774 1.95%

Electorate: 49,976; Turnout: 79.26%;
Majority: 13,456 (33.97%)

Skipton
[E] Conservative hold
J WatsonConservative23,17751.17%
KC BrooksLiberal17,48438.60%
BM SelbyLabour4,63210.23%

Electorate: 53,881; Turnout: 84.06%;
Majority: 5,693 (12.57%)


Solihull
[E] Conservative hold
WP GrieveConservative43,02766.16%
DGA HallamLabour10,82016.64%
I GillettLiberal10,21415.70%
D StevensonNational Front978 1.50%

Electorate: 84,272; Turnout: 77.18%;
Majority: 32,207 (49.52%)


Somerset North
[E] Conservative hold
AP DeanConservative43,17354.34%
AJ SmithLabour22,12227.84%
D SandersLiberal12,89816.23%
R CarderEcology1,254 1.58%

Electorate: 96,606; Turnout: 82.24%;
Majority: 21,051 (26.50%)


Southall
[E] Labour hold
SJ BidwellLabour28,49854.37%
RC PattenConservative17,22032.86%
R HainsLiberal3,920 7.48%
J FairhurstNational Front1,545 2.95%
S GuptaInd637 1.22%
T AliSocialist Unity477 0.91%
SS PaulInd Businessman115 0.22%

Electorate: 73,146; Turnout: 71.65%;
Majority: 11,278 (21.52%)


Southampton Itchen
[E] Labour hold
RC MitchellLabour28,03646.26%
A HunterConservative26,43443.62%
J PinderLiberal6,13210.12%

Electorate: 81,151; Turnout: 74.68%;
Majority: 1,602 (2.64%)


Southampton Test
[E] Conservative gain
SJA HillConservative27,19846.36%
BC GouldLabour25,07542.74%
D HughesLiberal6,39310.90%

Electorate: 76,890; Turnout: 76.30%;
Majority: 2,123 (3.62%)


Southend East
[E] Conservative hold
S McAddenConservative22,41356.07%
TN WrightLabour11,63929.12%
J HugillLiberal5,24413.12%
P TwomeyNational Front676 1.69%

Electorate: 57,037; Turnout: 70.08%;
Majority: 10,774 (26.95%)


Southend West
[E] Conservative hold
HPG ChannonConservative29,44957.68%
D EvansLiberal12,58524.65%
J NisbetLabour8,34116.34%
LJ McKeonNational Front680 1.33%

Electorate: 66,958; Turnout: 76.25%;
Majority: 16,864 (33.03%)


Southgate
[E] Conservative hold
AG BerryConservative31,66361.64%
IS WilsonLabour11,58422.55%
A BakerLiberal7,22314.06%
R PertNational Front895 1.74%

Electorate: 67,355; Turnout: 76.26%;
Majority: 20,079 (39.09%)


Southport
[E] Conservative hold
WI PercivalConservative25,95350.78%
RC FearnLiberal19,42638.01%
IG JamesLabour5,72511.20%

Electorate: 68,385; Turnout: 74.73%;
Majority: 6,527 (12.77%)


South Shields
[E] Labour hold
D ClarkLabour28,67557.09%
R BoothConservative15,55130.96%
L MongerLiberal6,00311.95%

Electorate: 70,566; Turnout: 71.18%;
Majority: 13,124 (26.13%)


Sowerby
[E] Conservative gain
D ThompsonConservative16,79742.22%
MF MaddenLabour15,61739.26%
DT ShuttLiberal7,36918.52%

Electorate: 49,275; Turnout: 80.74%;
Majority: 1,180 (2.97%)


Spelthorne
[E] Conservative hold
HE AtkinsConservative31,29057.40%
CH DodwellLabour15,13727.77%
PE WinnerLiberal7,56513.88%
J SawyerNational Front518 0.95%

Electorate: 70,898; Turnout: 76.89%;
Majority: 16,153 (29.63%)


Stafford & Stone
[E] Conservative hold
HCPJ FraserConservative34,38752.38%
MJD PoulterLabour21,21032.31%
R BurmanLiberal10,04915.31%

Electorate: 83,300; Turnout: 78.81%;
Majority: 13,177 (20.07%)


Staffordshire South West
[E] Conservative hold
PT CormackConservative32,15360.39%
GJ LaneLabour14,72027.65%
R FoxLiberal5,46010.25%
J ThomasNational Front912 1.71%

Electorate: 67,383; Turnout: 79.02%;
Majority: 17,433 (32.74%)

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