1979 General Election

Darlington

Labour hold / Edward Fletcher
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFletcher, Edward22,56545.5%-0.1%
 ConservativeKirkhope, Timothy21,51343.4%+5.8%
 LiberalWalker, K5,05410.2%-6.6%
 National FrontOuthwaite, H4440.9%N/A
Majority1,0522.1%-5.9%
Turnout49,57678.4%4%
Swing-2.95%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourO'Brien, Oswald20,54439.5%-6%
 ConservativeFallon, Michael18,13234.9%-8.5%
 Social DemocraticCook, Anthony12,73524.5%N/A
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, David3740.7%N/A
 IndependentClark, Arthur1640.3%N/A
 Tactical Voting Annihilates Bennite TatchellitesKeen, Thomas270.05%N/A
 Yoga and MeditationBardwaj, Jitendra150.03%N/A
 RepublicanSmith, Peter100.02%N/A
Majority2,4124.6%+2.5%
Turnout52,001INF%0%
Swing+1.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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