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
Stalybridge & Hyde — Sudbury & WoodbridgeSunderland North — Thornaby
Stalybridge & Hyde
[E] Labour hold
T PendryLabour27,08251.86%
J KershawConservative20,50239.26%
J PickupLiberal4,642 8.89%

Electorate: 67,772; Turnout: 77.06%;
Majority: 6,580 (12.60%)


Stepney & Poplar
[E] Labour hold
PD ShoreLabour19,57662.62%
R HughesConservative6,56120.99%
R WinfieldLiberal2,234 7.15%
V ClarkeNational Front1,571 5.03%
E JohnsInd Labour672 2.15%
K HalpinCommunist413 1.32%
P ChappellWorkers Revolutionary Party235 0.75%

Electorate: 58,637; Turnout: 53.31%;
Majority: 13,015 (41.63%)


Stirling Falkirk & Grangemouth
[S] Labour hold
H EwingLabour29,49956.47%
W BoylesConservative13,88126.57%
J DonarchySNP8,85616.95%

Electorate: 66,164; Turnout: 78.95%;
Majority: 15,618 (29.90%)


Stirlingshire East & Clackmannan
[S] Labour gain
MJ O'NeilLabour22,78041.91%
GN ReidSNP21,79640.10%
TNA BeggConservative9,77817.99%

Electorate: 66,535; Turnout: 81.69%;
Majority: 984 (1.81%)


Stirlingshire West
[S] Labour hold
DA CanavanLabour22,51647.70%
A McCurleyConservative12,16025.76%
JT JonesSNP8,62718.27%
D CantLiberal3,905 8.27%

Electorate: 57,602; Turnout: 81.96%;
Majority: 10,356 (21.94%)


Stockport North
[E] Labour hold
AF BennettLabour18,78944.12%
JW LastConservative18,45643.34%
J HartleyLiberal5,09611.97%
K WalkerNational Front244 0.57%

Electorate: 53,533; Turnout: 79.55%;
Majority: 333 (0.78%)


Stockport South
[E] Labour hold
T McNallyLabour16,91045.06%
D SkidmoreConservative15,78542.06%
M QuayleLiberal4,45811.88%
R MurphyNational Front374 1.00%

Electorate: 48,513; Turnout: 77.35%;
Majority: 1,125 (3.00%)


Stockton
[E] Labour hold
WT RodgersLabour34,91753.10%
RB JonesConservative23,79036.18%
SE DunleavyLiberal6,074 9.24%
A BruceNational Front384 0.58%
V FletcherInd343 0.52%
J SmithCommunist243 0.37%

Electorate: 89,206; Turnout: 73.71%;
Majority: 11,127 (16.92%)


Stoke-on-Trent Central
[E] Labour hold
RB CantLabour24,70760.16%
W WilliamsConservative12,10429.47%
A ThomasLiberal4,26010.37%

Electorate: 59,493; Turnout: 69.04%;
Majority: 12,603 (30.69%)


Stoke-on-Trent North
[E] Labour hold
John ForresterLabour25,65259.36%
R IbbsConservative13,22830.61%
CV SmedleyLiberal3,994 9.24%
C BaughNational Front341 0.79%

Electorate: 59,402; Turnout: 72.75%;
Majority: 12,424 (28.75%)


Stoke-on-Trent South
[E] Labour hold
J AshleyLabour31,61058.75%
R RaynerConservative17,36432.27%
D ChantreyLiberal4,829 8.98%

Electorate: 74,193; Turnout: 72.52%;
Majority: 14,246 (26.48%)


Stratford-on-Avon
[E] Conservative hold
AEU MaudeConservative35,47060.41%
J TaylorLiberal12,91622.00%
CA PurnellLabour10,33417.60%

Electorate: 76,588; Turnout: 76.67%;
Majority: 22,554 (38.41%)


Streatham
[E] Conservative hold
WJM SheltonConservative19,63051.44%
TPC DanielLabour14,13037.02%
JS PinchamLiberal3,779 9.90%
GW BryantNational Front523 1.37%
AJ HollanderProviders Through Care102 0.27%

Electorate: 53,347; Turnout: 71.54%;
Majority: 5,500 (14.41%)


Stretford
[E] Conservative hold
WS ChurchillConservative25,97248.27%
PN ScottLabour21,46639.89%
DI WrigleyLiberal6,36911.84%

Electorate: 69,258; Turnout: 77.69%;
Majority: 4,506 (8.37%)


Stroud
[E] Conservative hold
JA KershawConservative32,53452.57%
BJ MarshallLabour17,03727.53%
J HeppellLiberal12,31419.90%

Electorate: 76,137; Turnout: 81.28%;
Majority: 15,497 (25.04%)


Sudbury & Woodbridge
[E] Conservative hold
KM StaintonConservative39,54454.96%
JB HillsLabour18,97226.37%
R BealeLiberal13,43518.67%

Electorate: 91,441; Turnout: 78.69%;
Majority: 20,572 (28.59%)

Sunderland North
[E] Labour hold
FT WilleyLabour29,21357.55%
L KeithConservative16,31132.13%
JA LennoxLiberal5,23810.32%

Electorate: 72,994; Turnout: 69.54%;
Majority: 12,902 (25.42%)


Sunderland South
[E] Labour hold
GAT BagierLabour29,40353.08%
J HarrisConservative21,00237.92%
P BarkerLiberal4,984 9.00%

Electorate: 79,130; Turnout: 70.00%;
Majority: 8,401 (15.17%)


Surbiton
[E] Conservative hold
N FisherConservative20,06356.65%
CP MooreLabour9,26126.15%
CJ TilleyLiberal6,09317.20%

Electorate: 46,922; Turnout: 75.48%;
Majority: 10,802 (30.50%)


Surrey East
[E] Conservative hold
G HoweConservative28,26662.84%
S LiddellLiberal8,86619.71%
WG HarriesLabour7,39816.45%
D SmithNational Front452 1.00%

Electorate: 57,364; Turnout: 78.42%;
Majority: 19,400 (43.13%)


Surrey North West
[E] Conservative hold
WMJ GryllsConservative36,21963.75%
R SharpeLabour10,76318.94%
D SimpsonLiberal9,03715.91%
R HeathNational Front796 1.40%

Electorate: 75,197; Turnout: 75.55%;
Majority: 25,456 (44.81%)


Sussex Mid
[E] Conservative hold
RT RentonConservative32,54861.17%
J CampbellLiberal11,70522.00%
DS TurnerLabour8,26015.52%
SHM HaslettInd Conservative697 1.31%

Electorate: 68,232; Turnout: 77.98%;
Majority: 20,843 (39.17%)


Sutton & Cheam
[E] Conservative hold
DN MacfarlaneConservative28,84258.04%
C CaswillLiberal13,13626.43%
N IrwinLabour7,12614.34%
J HuntNational Front465 0.94%
J SmokerInd128 0.26%

Electorate: 63,038; Turnout: 78.84%;
Majority: 15,706 (31.60%)


Sutton Coldfield
[E] Conservative hold
PN FowlerConservative34,09668.85%
CEA HooperLiberal7,98916.13%
JF PartridgeLabour6,51113.15%
R WallaceNational Front466 0.94%
GC HammondInd Conservative459 0.93%

Electorate: 64,093; Turnout: 77.26%;
Majority: 26,107 (52.72%)


Swansea East
[W] Labour hold
D AndersonLabour31,90969.92%
S EdwardsConservative10,68923.42%
JG BallPlaid Cymru2,732 5.99%
W JonesCommunist308 0.67%

Electorate: 60,350; Turnout: 75.62%;
Majority: 21,220 (46.50%)


Swansea West
[W] Labour hold
AJ WilliamsLabour24,17546.10%
D MercerConservative23,77445.33%
MJ BallLiberal3,484 6.64%
G ap GwentPlaid Cymru1,012 1.93%

Electorate: 65,872; Turnout: 79.62%;
Majority: 401 (0.76%)


Swindon
[E] Labour hold
DL StoddartLabour25,21850.19%
N HammondConservative19,31938.45%
G CollisLiberal5,70911.36%

Electorate: 65,761; Turnout: 76.41%;
Majority: 5,899 (11.74%)


Taunton
[E] Conservative hold
ED Du CannConservative28,48353.17%
S HorneLabour15,75929.42%
M LeeLiberal7,92814.80%
G GarbettEcology1,403 2.62%

Electorate: 66,349; Turnout: 80.74%;
Majority: 12,724 (23.75%)


Thanet East
[E] Conservative hold
JWP AitkenConservative20,36757.17%
ID KilberryLabour10,12828.43%
BCJ HeskethLiberal4,75513.35%
B DobingNational Front376 1.06%

Electorate: 48,989; Turnout: 72.72%;
Majority: 10,239 (28.74%)


Thanet West
[E] Conservative hold
WR Rees-DaviesConservative18,12255.39%
JF LittleLabour8,57626.21%
D PayneLiberal6,01718.39%

Electorate: 45,694; Turnout: 71.60%;
Majority: 9,546 (29.18%)


Thirsk & Malton
[E] Conservative hold
JD SpenceConservative32,52059.15%
EJ RobertsLabour11,92421.69%
R NorthLiberal10,53319.16%

Electorate: 71,905; Turnout: 76.46%;
Majority: 20,596 (37.46%)


Thornaby
[E] Labour hold
IW WrigglesworthLabour23,59751.10%
J JeffreysConservative18,07339.14%
N PatmoreLiberal4,255 9.21%
M EvansNational Front251 0.54%

Electorate: 61,783; Turnout: 74.74%;
Majority: 5,524 (11.96%)

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