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
Westbury — Wolverhampton North EastWolverhampton South East — York
Westbury
[E] Conservative hold
DM WaltersConservative29,92947.19%
P JacksonLiberal15,95025.15%
PR AtkinsLabour12,53219.76%
S AlexanderInd2,547 4.02%
T ThatcherWessex Regionalist1,905 3.00%
S RodwellEcology554 0.87%

Electorate: 79,538; Turnout: 79.73%;
Majority: 13,979 (22.04%)


Western Isles
[S] SNP hold
DJ StewartSNP7,94152.52%
A MathesonLabour4,87832.26%
M MorrisonConservative1,60010.58%
N MacLeodLiberal700 4.63%

Electorate: 22,393; Turnout: 67.52%;
Majority: 3,063 (20.26%)


Westhoughton
[E] Labour hold
R StottLabour29,68548.17%
C JohnsonConservative24,39839.59%
J PigottLiberal7,54412.24%

Electorate: 76,922; Turnout: 80.12%;
Majority: 5,287 (8.58%)


West Lothian
[S] Labour hold
T DalyellLabour36,71354.87%
WC WolfeSNP16,63124.86%
JR WhyteConservative13,16219.67%
W SneddonCommunist404 0.60%

Electorate: 85,645; Turnout: 78.12%;
Majority: 20,082 (30.01%)


Westmorland
[E] Conservative hold
JM JoplingConservative25,27456.62%
K HullsLiberal12,86728.83%
A PottsLabour6,49714.55%

Electorate: 59,956; Turnout: 74.45%;
Majority: 12,407 (27.79%)


Weston-super-Mare
[E] Conservative hold
AW WigginConservative40,61856.93%
R MorganLiberal16,30522.85%
AH TaylorLabour14,42020.21%

Electorate: 92,096; Turnout: 77.47%;
Majority: 24,313 (34.08%)


Whitehaven
[E] Labour hold
JA CunninghamLabour22,62652.44%
J SomersConservative17,17139.80%
E AkisterLiberal2,559 5.93%
W DixonInd790 1.83%

Electorate: 52,787; Turnout: 81.74%;
Majority: 5,455 (12.64%)


Widnes
[E] Labour hold
GJ OakesLabour32,03355.16%
BG HolderConservative21,75237.46%
LA SelfLiberal4,290 7.39%

Electorate: 78,228; Turnout: 74.24%;
Majority: 10,281 (17.70%)


Wigan
[E] Labour hold
EA FitchLabour26,14459.77%
T PeetConservative13,14930.06%
K BruceLiberal4,102 9.38%
A SmithWorkers Revolutionary Party348 0.80%

Electorate: 59,024; Turnout: 74.11%;
Majority: 12,995 (29.71%)


Wimbledon
[E] Conservative hold
M HaversConservative27,56755.10%
RB TanseyLabour14,25228.48%
D TwiggLiberal7,60415.20%
A BaileyNational Front612 1.22%

Electorate: 65,471; Turnout: 76.42%;
Majority: 13,315 (26.61%)


Winchester
[E] Conservative hold
J BrowneConservative38,19856.01%
WH AllchinLabour15,37822.55%
J MorganLiberal14,22820.86%
M MahoneyWessex Regionalist395 0.58%

Electorate: 87,412; Turnout: 78.02%;
Majority: 22,820 (33.46%)


Windsor & Maidenhead
[E] Conservative hold
A GlynConservative38,45159.66%
VI PriceLabour13,32120.67%
J FarrandLiberal11,49617.84%
P CrowleyNational Front930 1.44%
C BexWessex Regionalist251 0.39%

Electorate: 85,441; Turnout: 75.43%;
Majority: 25,130 (38.99%)


Wirral
[E] Conservative hold
D HuntConservative44,51958.98%
C RyderLabour21,18828.07%
R BarnettLiberal9,76912.94%

Electorate: 97,033; Turnout: 77.78%;
Majority: 23,331 (30.91%)


Woking
[E] Conservative hold
CGD OnslowConservative31,71957.05%
CN BeardLabour13,32723.97%
GH DunkLiberal9,99117.97%
PA GleaveNational Front564 1.01%

Electorate: 72,670; Turnout: 76.51%;
Majority: 18,392 (33.08%)


Wokingham
[E] Conservative hold
WR van StraubenzeeConservative36,19454.44%
AE FurleyLabour17,44826.24%
P MullarkyLiberal12,12018.23%
G SandersNational Front722 1.09%

Electorate: 85,001; Turnout: 78.22%;
Majority: 18,746 (28.20%)


Wolverhampton North East
[E] Labour hold
R ShortLabour24,04650.02%
J EvansConservative17,98637.41%
L McLeanLiberal4,760 9.90%
G CooperNational Front1,283 2.67%

Electorate: 67,994; Turnout: 70.70%;
Majority: 6,060 (12.61%)

Wolverhampton South East
[E] Labour hold
R EdwardsLabour20,70855.74%
P ChalkleyConservative12,80734.47%
M ParleyLiberal2,499 6.73%
G JonesNational Front1,139 3.07%

Electorate: 53,764; Turnout: 69.10%;
Majority: 7,901 (21.27%)


Wolverhampton South West
[E] Conservative hold
NW BudgenConservative26,58752.48%
IE GeffenLabour15,82731.24%
J WernickLiberal6,93913.70%
J LeesNational Front912 1.80%
J DearyAnti Common Market Free Enterprise401 0.79%

Electorate: 66,180; Turnout: 76.56%;
Majority: 10,760 (21.24%)


Wood Green
[E] Labour hold
R RaceLabour16,46546.94%
J RileyConservative13,95039.77%
G DaviesLiberal3,66510.45%
R FrostNational Front998 2.85%

Electorate: 52,039; Turnout: 67.41%;
Majority: 2,515 (7.17%)


Woolwich East
[E] Labour hold
JC CartwrightLabour21,70058.93%
P RockConservative11,24030.53%
DJ WoodheadLiberal2,998 8.14%
I StevenNational Front884 2.40%

Electorate: 52,523; Turnout: 70.11%;
Majority: 10,460 (28.41%)


Woolwich West
[E] Conservative hold
PJ BottomleyConservative21,22247.34%
D PageLabour18,61341.52%
J ChurchillLiberal4,363 9.73%
M SkeggsNational Front630 1.41%

Electorate: 56,327; Turnout: 79.59%;
Majority: 2,609 (5.82%)


Worcester
[E] Conservative hold
PE WalkerConservative30,19451.31%
D SparksLabour18,60531.62%
D ElliottLiberal8,88615.10%
J DavenportEcology707 1.20%
K StevensNational Front450 0.76%

Electorate: 78,026; Turnout: 75.41%;
Majority: 11,589 (19.70%)


Worcestershire South
[E] Conservative hold
WHM SpicerConservative34,92657.14%
D PhillipsLiberal14,27223.35%
G DanielLabour10,20616.70%
G WoodfordEcology1,722 2.82%

Electorate: 79,036; Turnout: 77.34%;
Majority: 20,654 (33.79%)


Workington
[E] Labour gain
D Campbell-SavoursLabour24,52353.18%
RL PageConservative18,76740.70%
N BlackshawLiberal2,819 6.11%

Electorate: 55,030; Turnout: 83.79%;
Majority: 5,756 (12.48%)


Worthing
[E] Conservative hold
TL HigginsConservative33,62461.22%
B SudburyLiberal13,24424.11%
K UnderwoodLabour7,16313.04%
A HoughNational Front893 1.63%

Electorate: 74,961; Turnout: 73.27%;
Majority: 20,380 (37.11%)


The Wrekin
[E] Conservative gain
W HawksleyConservative32,67245.56%
GT FowlerLabour31,70744.22%
R YarnellLiberal7,33110.22%

Electorate: 92,592; Turnout: 77.45%;
Majority: 965 (1.35%)


Wrexham
[W] Labour hold
RT EllisLabour30,40549.21%
R Graham-PalmerConservative18,25629.55%
M ThomasLiberal11,38918.43%
HW RobertsPlaid Cymru1,740 2.82%

Electorate: 78,771; Turnout: 78.44%;
Majority: 12,149 (19.66%)


Wycombe
[E] Conservative hold
R WhitneyConservative38,17157.30%
TJ FowlerLabour18,00027.02%
A LawsonLiberal9,61514.43%
S JonesNational Front833 1.25%

Electorate: 85,843; Turnout: 77.61%;
Majority: 20,171 (30.28%)


Yarmouth
[E] Conservative hold
A FellConservative28,06650.43%
P HollisLabour20,83837.44%
E MinettLiberal6,11210.98%
T HolmesNational Front640 1.15%

Electorate: 72,154; Turnout: 77.14%;
Majority: 7,228 (12.99%)


Yeovil
[E] Conservative hold
JWW PeytonConservative31,32147.92%
JJD AshdownLiberal19,93930.51%
ID LuderLabour14,09821.57%

Electorate: 80,646; Turnout: 81.04%;
Majority: 11,382 (17.41%)


York
[E] Labour hold
AW LyonLabour26,70344.73%
EDM TodConservative25,45342.64%
M PembertonLiberal6,75211.31%
FCJ RadcliffeChristian Stop Abortion569 0.95%
PA SpinkNational Front221 0.37%

Electorate: 76,832; Turnout: 77.70%;
Majority: 1,250 (2.09%)

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