1983 General Election

East Antrim

UUP win new seat / Roy Beggs
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPBeggs, Roy14,29337.4%N/A
 DUPAllister, Jim13,92636.4%N/A
 AllianceNeeson, Se├ín7,62019.9%N/A
 SDLPO'Cleary, Michael1,0472.7%N/A
 IndependentCunning, William7411.9%N/A
 Workers' PartyKelly, Austin5811.5%N/A
Majority3671%N/A
Turnout38,20864.9%N/A
SwingN/A
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
 UUPBeggs, Roy30,38684.9%+47.5%
 AllianceNeeson, Sean5,40515.1%-4.8%
Majority24,98169.8%+68.8%
Turnout35,791INF%0%
Swing+26.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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