1979 General Election

Pontefract and Castleford

Labour hold / Geoffrey Lofthouse
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourLofthouse, Geoffrey30,56668.2%-2.2%
 ConservativePage, Hugo10,66523.8%+7.6%
 LiberalMarsh, Leslie3,6168.1%-4.2%
Majority19,90144.4%-9.8%
Turnout44,84773.9%2.8%
Swing-4.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 26 Oct 1978 by-election
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