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
Thurrock — WakefieldWallasey — West Bromwich West
Thurrock
[E] Labour hold
OA McDonaldLabour33,44948.55%
A BaldryConservative27,03039.24%
M CrowsonLiberal6,445 9.36%
E BurdettNational Front1,358 1.97%
B ChattawayInd365 0.53%
M DalyWorkers Revolutionary Party242 0.35%

Electorate: 91,712; Turnout: 75.11%;
Majority: 6,419 (9.32%)


Tiverton
[E] Conservative hold
RJ Maxwell-HyslopConservative33,44456.74%
D MorrishLiberal17,21529.21%
AWF CookLabour8,28114.05%

Electorate: 74,370; Turnout: 79.25%;
Majority: 16,229 (27.53%)


Tonbridge & Malling
[E] Conservative hold
JP StanleyConservative29,53454.54%
RC AckerleyLabour13,28224.53%
GJ KnoppLiberal10,90420.14%
GL BurnettNational Front429 0.79%

Electorate: 68,122; Turnout: 79.49%;
Majority: 16,252 (30.01%)


Tooting
[E] Labour hold
TM CoxLabour18,64251.90%
R RitchieConservative13,44237.43%
R FifeLiberal2,917 8.12%
P BerbridgeNational Front682 1.90%
L LewisCommunist233 0.65%

Electorate: 50,962; Turnout: 70.48%;
Majority: 5,200 (14.48%)


Torbay
[E] Conservative hold
F BennettConservative36,09954.65%
MN MitchellLiberal15,23123.06%
EV FearLabour12,91919.56%
D AbrahamsEcology1,161 1.76%
JG SpryNational Front647 0.98%

Electorate: 87,987; Turnout: 75.08%;
Majority: 20,868 (31.59%)


Totnes
[E] Conservative hold
RL MawbyConservative35,01052.16%
AH RogersLiberal24,44536.42%
J DuffinLabour7,66811.42%

Electorate: 83,960; Turnout: 79.95%;
Majority: 10,565 (15.74%)


Tottenham
[E] Labour hold
N AtkinsonLabour16,29956.91%
MHM CarringtonConservative9,16632.00%
K AlexanderLiberal2,177 7.60%
CS MatesNational Front833 2.91%
EDJ GutteridgeWorkers Revolutionary Party94 0.33%
GA RolphFellowship Party71 0.25%

Electorate: 46,821; Turnout: 61.17%;
Majority: 7,133 (24.91%)


Truro
[E] Liberal hold
DC PenhaligonLiberal33,57152.84%
R BrownConservative24,86339.13%
BM TidyLabour4,689 7.38%
JCA WhetterCornish Nationalist227 0.36%
NF HedgerNational Front182 0.29%

Electorate: 76,597; Turnout: 82.94%;
Majority: 8,708 (13.71%)


Tunbridge Wells
[E] Conservative hold
PBB MayhewConservative31,92859.54%
AAJ BartlettLabour11,39221.24%
R BakerLiberal9,79718.27%
W StandenNational Front509 0.95%

Electorate: 71,825; Turnout: 74.66%;
Majority: 20,536 (38.29%)


Twickenham
[E] Conservative hold
TFH JesselConservative30,01752.24%
J WallerLiberal17,16929.88%
D WetzelLabour9,59116.69%
M BraithwaiteNational Front686 1.19%

Electorate: 71,535; Turnout: 80.33%;
Majority: 12,848 (22.36%)


Tynemouth
[E] Conservative hold
NG TrotterConservative29,94151.57%
PJ CosgroveLabour22,37738.55%
R PinkneyLiberal5,736 9.88%

Electorate: 74,722; Turnout: 77.69%;
Majority: 7,564 (13.03%)


Ulster Mid
[N] United Ulster Unionist hold
J DunlopUnited Ulster Unionist29,24944.68%
PA DuffySDLP19,26629.43%
P FahyIrish Independence Party12,05518.41%
A LaganAlliance3,481 5.32%
F DonnellyRepublican Clubs1,414 2.16%

Electorate: 81,457; Turnout: 80.37%;
Majority: 9,983 (15.25%)


Upminster
[E] Conservative hold
JW LoveridgeConservative27,96052.72%
JK StephensonLabour18,89535.63%
D HarveyLiberal5,216 9.83%
W NearyNational Front965 1.82%

Electorate: 65,966; Turnout: 80.40%;
Majority: 9,065 (17.09%)


Uxbridge
[E] Conservative hold
JM ShersbyConservative24,96752.49%
GE PringleLabour16,97235.68%
J HuntLiberal5,03110.58%
P BudgenNational Front595 1.25%

Electorate: 60,313; Turnout: 78.86%;
Majority: 7,995 (16.81%)


Vauxhall
[E] Labour hold
S HollandLabour13,05852.44%
P HeslopConservative8,35833.57%
F HarrisonLiberal1,842 7.40%
V AtkinsonNational Front879 3.53%
D ElliotLabour Alliance Party565 2.27%
S HanniganWorkers Revolutionary Party153 0.61%
W BoaksDemocratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident44 0.18%

Electorate: 39,870; Turnout: 62.45%;
Majority: 4,700 (18.88%)


Wakefield
[E] Labour hold
W HarrisonLabour27,12450.90%
J SheardConservative19,57136.73%
N Collins-ToothLiberal6,05911.37%
A CooperNational Front530 0.99%

Electorate: 70,509; Turnout: 75.57%;
Majority: 7,553 (14.17%)

Wallasey
[E] Conservative hold
L ChalkerConservative26,54849.65%
HC HodgeLabour21,16739.58%
NRL ThomasLiberal5,269 9.85%
J FishwickNational Front491 0.92%

Electorate: 69,211; Turnout: 77.26%;
Majority: 5,381 (10.06%)


Wallsend
[E] Labour hold
WE GarrettLabour38,21455.14%
L JohnstoneConservative21,69531.30%
P RyanLiberal8,51412.28%
I HunterNational Front472 0.68%
K FlynnWorkers Revolutionary Party412 0.59%

Electorate: 91,312; Turnout: 75.90%;
Majority: 16,519 (23.83%)


Walsall North
[E] Labour gain
D WinnickLabour26,91350.94%
RG HodgsonConservative21,04739.83%
A BentleyLiberal3,778 7.15%
C ParkerNational Front1,098 2.08%

Electorate: 73,102; Turnout: 72.28%;
Majority: 5,866 (11.10%)


Walsall South
[E] Labour hold
BT GeorgeLabour22,53950.90%
A HillConservative20,95147.31%
V ParkerNational Front795 1.80%

Electorate: 57,709; Turnout: 76.74%;
Majority: 1,588 (3.59%)


Walthamstow
[E] Labour hold
EP DeakinsLabour17,65150.24%
S EyresConservative13,24837.71%
MP O'FlanaganLiberal3,117 8.87%
G FlaxtonNational Front1,119 3.18%

Electorate: 49,315; Turnout: 71.25%;
Majority: 4,403 (12.53%)


Wanstead & Woodford
[E] Conservative hold
CPF JenkinConservative26,21462.16%
MG MacnultyLabour8,46420.07%
A CornishLiberal6,53515.50%
C BondNational Front957 2.27%

Electorate: 57,218; Turnout: 73.70%;
Majority: 17,750 (42.09%)


Warley East
[E] Labour hold
AWM FauldsLabour21,33355.02%
RK JonesConservative16,23641.87%
J WorrallNational Front1,204 3.11%

Electorate: 55,026; Turnout: 70.46%;
Majority: 5,097 (13.15%)


Warley West
[E] Labour hold
PK ArcherLabour25,17558.39%
RK EvansConservative15,07434.96%
FM FisherLiberal2,864 6.64%

Electorate: 60,935; Turnout: 70.75%;
Majority: 10,101 (23.43%)


Warrington
[E] Labour hold
T WilliamsLabour19,30661.65%
G PoveyConservative9,03228.84%
IB BrowneLiberal2,833 9.05%
C CampbellSocial Democrat144 0.46%

Electorate: 43,921; Turnout: 71.30%;
Majority: 10,274 (32.81%)


Warwick & Leamington
[E] Conservative hold
DG SmithConservative35,92554.35%
CJ GrayLabour19,36729.30%
D WoodcockLiberal9,90514.98%
P SizerEcology905 1.37%

Electorate: 85,074; Turnout: 77.70%;
Majority: 16,558 (25.05%)


Watford
[E] Conservative gain
T Garel-JonesConservative21,32047.64%
A BanksLabour18,03040.28%
B BodleLiberal5,01911.21%
B CheethamNational Front388 0.87%

Electorate: 55,079; Turnout: 81.26%;
Majority: 3,290 (7.35%)


Wellingborough
[E] Conservative hold
PD FryConservative37,81252.27%
DA ForwoodLabour25,27834.95%
LE StringerLiberal8,50611.76%
SF WrightNational Front529 0.73%
DMP GarnettInd209 0.29%

Electorate: 89,022; Turnout: 81.25%;
Majority: 12,534 (17.33%)


Wells
[E] Conservative hold
RT BoscawenConservative30,40051.35%
AAS Butt PhilipLiberal18,20430.75%
PP MurphyLabour10,02516.93%
G LivingsInd421 0.71%
A ThynnWessex Regionalist155 0.26%

Electorate: 74,717; Turnout: 79.24%;
Majority: 12,196 (20.60%)


Welwyn & Hatfield
[E] Conservative gain
CPY MurphyConservative28,89248.59%
HV HaymanLabour25,41842.75%
J HurdLiberal4,688 7.88%
P RuddockNational Front459 0.77%

Electorate: 69,957; Turnout: 84.99%;
Majority: 3,474 (5.84%)


West Bromwich East
[E] Labour hold
PC SnapeLabour19,27947.03%
J WrightConservative17,30842.22%
M SmithLiberal3,228 7.88%
C AllsoppNational Front1,175 2.87%

Electorate: 57,660; Turnout: 71.09%;
Majority: 1,971 (4.81%)


West Bromwich West
[E] Labour hold
B BoothroydLabour23,79160.28%
D HarrisonConservative14,32336.29%
R ChurmsNational Front1,351 3.42%

Electorate: 58,803; Turnout: 67.11%;
Majority: 9,468 (23.99%)

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