1983 General Election

Chesterfield

Labour hold / Eric Varley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourVarley, Eric23,88148%-9.4%
 ConservativeBourne, Nick16,11832.4%+0.2%
 LiberalPayne, Max9,70519.5%+9.1%
Majority7,76315.6%-9.6%
Turnout49,70472.6%-0.8%
Swing-4.8%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBenn, Tony24,63346.5%-1.5%
 LiberalPayne, Max18,36934.7%+15.2%
 ConservativeBourne, Nick8,02815.1%-17.3%
 IndependentMaynard, Bill1,3552.6%N/A
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, David1780.3%N/A
 Four-Wheel Drive Hatchback Road SafetyBentley, David1160.2%N/A
 IndependentDavey, John830.2%N/A
 Independent EcologyLayton, Thomas460.09%N/A
 Death off Roads: Freight on RailsAnscomb, Helen340.06%N/A
 Yoga and MeditationBardwaj, Jitendra330.06%N/A
 Buy your Chesterfield in Thame PartyButler, Donald240.05%N/A
 The WelshmanJones, Paul Nicholls220.04%N/A
 Elvisly Yours Elvis Presley PartyShaw, Sid200.04%N/A
 I am not a numberHill, Christopher170.03%N/A
 Acne PartyPiccaro, Giancarlo150.03%N/A
 Re-classify The Sun Newspaper a ComicCahill, David120.02%N/A
 PeaceConnell, John70.01%N/A
Majority6,26411.8%-3.8%
Turnout52,992INF%0%
Swing-8.35%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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