1979 General Election

Croydon North West

Conservative hold / Robert Taylor
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeTaylor, Robert19,92849.4%+7.4%
 LabourBoden, Stanley16,15940.1%+2%
 LiberalPitt, William4,23910.5%-6.7%
Majority3,7699.3%+5.4%
Turnout40,32672.5%3.3%
Swing+2.7%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalPitt, Bill13,80040%+29.5%
 ConservativeButterfill, John10,54630.5%-18.9%
 LabourBoden, Stanley8,96726%-14.1%
 National FrontGriffin, Nick4291.2%N/A
 Independent Pro-LifeCarr, Marilyn3401%N/A
 EcologyFoster, John1550.4%N/A
 Nationalist PartyMcKenzie, Susan1110.3%N/A
 Disabled War Pensioners AssociationBrooks, Lawrence810.2%N/A
 Democratic MonarchistBoaks, Bill510.1%N/A
 Family Law ReformMajor, George310.09%N/A
 London Federation of Self-EmployedJoseph, Josef200.06%N/A
 Anti Common Market and Free Trade PartyDone, Stephen110.03%N/A
Majority3,2549.5%N/A
Turnout34,54262.5%-10%
Swing+24.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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