1979 General Election

South West Hertfordshire

Conservative hold / Geoffrey Dodsworth
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeDodsworth, Geoffrey33,11254.7%+12.1%
 LabourColman, Anthony16,78427.7%-4.9%
 LiberalCass, G9,80816.2%-8.5%
 National FrontGraves, P8391.4%N/A
Majority16,32827%+17%
Turnout60,54379.7%2.7%
Swing+8.5%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation due to poor health
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativePage, Richard17,03145.9%-8.8%
 LabourReeves, Susan10,25927.7%0%
 LiberalClouston, Dane8,75223.6%+7.4%
 EcologyJeskins, NR6021.6%N/A
 Anti Common Market and Free Trade PartyBundy, DW2880.8%N/A
 IndependentFfooks, NQ1430.4%N/A
Majority6,77218.2%-8.8%
Turnout37,075INF%0%
Swing-18.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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