1983 General Election

Belfast South

UUP hold / Martin Smyth
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPSmyth, Martin18,66950%-11.7%
 AllianceCook, David8,94523.9%-1.2%
 DUPMcCrea, Raymond4,56512.2%N/A
 SDLPMcDonnell, Alasdair3,2168.6%+0.7%
 Sinn FéinMcKnight, Sean1,1073%N/A
 Workers' PartyCarr, Gerry8562.3%N/A
Majority9,72426.1%-10.5%
Turnout37,35869.6%1.7%
Swing-5.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 4 March 1982 by-election
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
 UUPSmyth, Martin21,77171.3%+21.3%
 AllianceCook, David7,63525%+1.1%
 Workers' PartyCarr, Gerry1,1093.6%+1.3%
Majority14,13646.3%+20.2%
Turnout30,515INF%0%
Swing+10.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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