1983 General Election

East Londonderry

UUP win new seat / William Ross
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPRoss, William19,46937.9%N/A
 DUPMcClure, James12,20723.8%N/A
 SDLPDoherty, Arthur9,39718.3%N/A
 Sinn FéinDavey, John7,07313.8%N/A
 AllianceMcGrath, Martha2,4014.7%N/A
 Workers' PartyDonnelly, Francie8191.6%N/A
Majority7,26214.1%N/A
Turnout51,36676.3%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
 UUPRoss, William30,92293.9%+56%
 For the Anglo-Irish AgreementBarry, Peter2,0016.1%N/A
Majority28,92187.8%+73.7%
Turnout32,923INF%0%
Swing+24.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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