1979 General Election

Bermondsey

Labour hold / Robert Mellish
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMellish, Robert19,33863.6%-9.8%
 ConservativeDuma, Alexander7,58224.9%+11.1%
 LiberalTaylor, Thomas2,0726.8%-1.3%
 National FrontSneath, James1,1753.9%-0.9%
 Workers RevolutionaryMoore, Anthony2390.8%N/A
Majority11,75638.7%-20.9%
Turnout30,40659.3%2.9%
Swing-10.45%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalHughes, Simon17,01757.7%+50.9%
 LabourTatchell, Peter7,69826.1%-37.5%
 Real Bermondsey LabourO'Grady, John2,2437.6%N/A
 ConservativeHughes, Robert1,6315.5%-19.4%
 National FrontSneath, James4261.4%-2.5%
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, David970.3%N/A
 Independent PatriotBirdwood, Dowager Lady690.2%N/A
 New BritainKeulemans, Michael620.2%N/A
 Independent LabourGiddings, Barry500.2%N/A
 CommunistGordon, Robert500.2%N/A
 EcologyHannah, George450.2%N/A
 Revolutionary CommunistEden, Fran380.1%N/A
 National Labour PartyKing, Ann250.08%N/A
 United Democratic PartyBaker, Alan150.05%N/A
 Anti Common Market and Free Trade PartyWedgwood, David150.05%N/A
 Systems DesignerBevan, Esmond80.03%N/A
Majority9,31931.6%N/A
Turnout29,489INF%0%
Swing+44.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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