1979 General Election

Glasgow Hillhead

Conservative hold / Thomas Galbraith
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGalbraith, Thomas11,20337.1%0%
 LabourWelsh, D8,50728.2%0%
 SNPBorthwick, G6,89722.8%0%
 LiberalRennie, A3,59611.9%0%
Majority2,6968.9%-0%
Turnout30,20375.9%3.5%
Swing+32.65%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Social DemocraticJenkins, Roy10,10633.4%N/A
 ConservativeMalone, Gerry8,06826.6%-10.5%
 LabourWiseman, David7,84625.9%-2.3%
 SNPLeslie, George3,41611.3%-11.5%
 Protestant Crusade against the Papal VisitGlass, Jack3881.3%N/A
 Social DemocratJenkins, Roy Harold2820.9%N/A
 EcologyCarlaw, Nicolette1780.6%N/A
 Public Safety, Democratic Monarchist, White ResidentBoaks, Bill50.02%N/A
Majority2,0386.8%N/A
Turnout30,289INF%0%
Swing+21.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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