1983 General Election

Belfast East

DUP hold / Peter Robinson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 DUPRobinson, Peter17,63145.3%+13.9%
 UUPBurchill, Jeremy9,64224.8%-6.4%
 AllianceNapier, Oliver9,37324.1%-5.4%
 Sinn FéinDonaldson, Denis6821.8%N/A
 Labour and Trade UnionTang, Muriel5841.5%N/A
 SDLPPrendiville, Peter5191.3%N/A
 Workers' PartyCullen, Frank4211.1%N/A
 New AgendaBoyd, Herbert590.2%N/A
Majority7,98920.5%+20.3%
Turnout38,91170%2.4%
Swing+10.15%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to seek re-election with opposition to the Anglo-Irish Agreement
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 DUPRobinson, Peter27,60781%+35.7%
 AllianceNapier, Oliver5,91717.4%-6.7%
 Workers' PartyCullen, Frank5781.7%+0.6%
Majority21,69063.6%+43.1%
Turnout34,102INF%0%
Swing+21.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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