1983 General Election

Lagan Valley

UUP win new seat / Jim Molyneaux
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPMolyneaux, Jim24,01759.2%N/A
 DUPBeattie, William6,80116.8%N/A
 AllianceClose, Seamus4,59311.3%N/A
 SDLPBoomer, Cormac2,6036.4%N/A
 Sinn FéinMcAuley, Richard1,7514.3%N/A
 Workers' PartyLoughlin, Gerard8092%N/A
Majority17,21642.4%N/A
Turnout40,57467.5%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
 UUPMolyneaux, Jim32,51490.7%+31.5%
 Workers' PartyLowry, John3,3289.3%+7.3%
Majority29,18681.4%+39%
Turnout35,842INF%0%
Swing+12.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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