1979 General Election

Bournemouth East

Conservative hold / David Atkinson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeAtkinson, David25,80862.6%+10.8%
 LabourGoodwin, Joseph7,55318.3%-2.7%
 LiberalMatthew, Donald6,73816.4%-8.8%
 New BritainPratt, John5811.4%N/A
 EcologyDempsey, J5231.3%N/A
Majority18,25544.3%+17.7%
Turnout41,20373.1%2.6%
Swing+6.75%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 24 Nov 1977 by-election
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