1979 General Election

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Independent Republican hold / Frank Maguire
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Independent RepublicanMaguire, Frank22,39836%-15.8%
 UUPFerguson, Raymond17,41128%-19.9%
 Independent SDLPCurrie, Austin10,78517.3%N/A
 United Ulster UnionistBaird, Ernest10,60717%N/A
 AllianceAcheson, Peter1,0701.7%N/A
Majority4,9878%+4.1%
Turnout62,27186.7%-2%
Swing+2.05%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Anti H-BlockSands, Bobby30,49351.2%N/A
 UUPWest, Harry29,04648.8%+20.8%
Majority1,4472.4%N/A
Turnout59,539INF%0%
Swing-18.3%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the MP's death after the IRA's hunger strike
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Anti H-BlockCarron, Owen31,27849.1%N/A
 UUPMaginnis, Ken29,04845.6%+17.6%
 AllianceClose, Seamus1,9303%+1.3%
 Republican ClubsMoore, Tom1,1321.8%N/A
 General AmnestyGreen, Martin2490.4%N/A
 The Peace LoverHall-Raleigh, Simon900.1%N/A
Majority2,2303.5%N/A
Turnout63,727INF%0%
Swing-16.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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