1979 General Election

Belfast South

UUP hold / Robert Bradford
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPBradford, Robert28,87561.7%N/A
 AllianceGlass, Basil11,74525.1%+2.1%
 SDLPMcDonnell, Alasdair3,6947.9%+3.2%
 Unionist Party NIBrennan, Victor1,7843.8%N/A
 Labour IntegrationistDudgeon, Jeffrey6921.5%N/A
Majority17,13036.6%+0.4%
Turnout46,79067.9%0.2%
Swing+29.8%
By-election held due to the MP's assassination by the IRA
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPSmyth, Martin17,12339.3%-22.4%
 AllianceCook, David11,72626.9%+1.8%
 DUPMcCrea, William9,81822.6%N/A
 SDLPMcDonnell, Alasdair3,8398.8%+0.9%
 Ulster Loyalist Democratic PartyMcMichael, John5761.3%N/A
 United Labour PartyCaul, Brian3030.7%N/A
 One Human FamilyNarain, Jagat1370.3%N/A
 Peace StateHall-Raleigh, Simon120.03%N/A
Majority5,39712.4%-24.2%
Turnout43,534INF%0%
Swing-12.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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