1979 General Election

Warrington

Labour hold / Thomas Williams
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWilliams, Thomas19,30661.6%-1.2%
 ConservativePovey, G9,03228.8%+4.7%
 LiberalBrowne, Iain2,8839.2%-3.9%
 Social DemocratCampbell, C1440.5%N/A
Majority10,27432.8%-5.9%
Turnout31,36571.4%3.4%
Swing-2.95%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation due to their appointment as a High Court Judge
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHoyle, Doug14,28048.4%-13.2%
 Social DemocraticJenkins, Roy12,52142.4%N/A
 ConservativeSorrell, Stanley2,1027.1%-21.7%
 EcologyChantrell, Neil2190.7%N/A
 United Democratic Labour PartyHussey, Daniel1490.5%N/A
 Citizen's Band Radio PartyLeslie, Iain1110.4%N/A
 Independent LabourFleming, John530.2%N/A
 Social DemocratKean, Donald380.1%-0.4%
 Democratic MonarchistBoaks, Bill140.05%N/A
 English Democratic PartyWise, Harry110.04%N/A
 Campaign for a More Prosperous BritainKeen, Tom100.03%N/A
Majority1,7596%-26.8%
Turnout29,508INF%0%
Swing-8.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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