1979 General Election

Manchester Central

Labour hold / Harold Lever
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourLever, Harold14,11770.8%+1.5%
 ConservativeCummins, Paul4,41322.1%+2.6%
 LiberalWilmott, Gordon1,0525.3%-5.9%
 National FrontBenthall, Derek3651.8%N/A
Majority9,70448.7%-1.1%
Turnout19,94763.7%10.3%
Swing-0.55%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as a life peer
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourLitherland, Bob7,49470.7%-0.1%
 LiberalParkinson, Anthony1,50214.2%+8.9%
 ConservativeLea, Stephen1,27512%-10.1%
 Independent LabourAla-Ud-Din, Syed1871.8%N/A
 EcologyFoster, John1291.2%N/A
 Democratic MonarchistBoaks, Bill120.1%N/A
Majority5,99256.5%+7.8%
Turnout10,599INF%0%
Swing-4.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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