1979 General Election

Birmingham Northfield

Conservative gain from Labour / Jocelyn Cadbury
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCadbury, Jocelyn25,30445.4%+13.4%
 LabourCarter, Raymond25,10045.1%-7%
 LiberalLewthwaite, R4,5388.1%-6.8%
 National FrontNewman, R6141.1%N/A
 Workers RevolutionaryBeale, J1440.3%N/A
Majority2040.3%N/A
Turnout55,70070.6%2.7%
Swing+10.2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourSpellar, John15,90436.3%-8.8%
 ConservativeGale, Roger15,61535.6%-9.8%
 LiberalRidley, Stephen11,45326.1%+18%
 National FrontAnderson, Ian4110.9%-0.2%
 CommunistSheppard, Peter3490.8%N/A
 People's Progressive PartyTaylor, Ronald630.1%N/A
 Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White ResidentBoaks, Bill600.1%N/A
Majority2890.7%N/A
Turnout43,855INF%0%
Swing+0.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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