1979 General Election

Penistone

Labour hold / Allen McKay
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcKay, Allen28,01049.1%-5.1%
 ConservativeDobkin, Ian18,30932.1%+8.1%
 LiberalChadwick, David10,77218.9%-2.9%
Majority9,70117%-13.2%
Turnout57,09178.9%4.3%
Swing-6.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 13 July 1978 by-election
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