1983 General Election

Belfast North

UUP gain from DUP / Cecil Walker
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPWalker, Cecil15,33936.2%+10.9%
 DUPSeawright, George8,26019.5%-8.1%
 SDLPFeeney, Brian5,94414%-4.5%
 Sinn FéinAustin, Joe5,45112.9%N/A
 AllianceMaguire, Paul3,8799.1%-0.6%
 Workers' PartyLynch, Seamus2,4125.7%N/A
 Independent DUPGault, William1,1342.7%N/A
Majority7,07916.7%N/A
Turnout42,41969.4%4.3%
Swing+9.5%
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
 UUPWalker, Cecil21,64971.5%+35.3%
 AllianceMaguire, Paul5,07216.7%+7.6%
 Workers' PartyLynch, Seamus3,56311.8%+6.1%
Majority16,57754.8%+38.1%
Turnout30,284INF%0%
Swing+13.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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