1983 General Election

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Labour hold / John Golding
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourGolding, John21,21042%-6.5%
 ConservativeLawrence, L18,40636.4%-4.9%
 LiberalThomas, Alan10,91621.6%+11.7%
Majority2,8045.6%-1.6%
Turnout50,53277.3%-4.3%
Swing-0.8%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to become a trade union leader
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourGolding, Llin16,81940.8%-1.2%
 LiberalThomas, Alan16,02038.8%+17.2%
 ConservativeNock, James7,86319.1%-17.3%
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, David2770.7%N/A
 IndependentGaskell, John1150.3%N/A
 IndependentParker, James830.2%N/A
 IndependentBrewester, David700.2%N/A
Majority7992%-3.6%
Turnout41,247INF%0%
Swing-9.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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