1983 General Election

Newry and Armagh

UUP win new seat / James Nicholson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPNicholson, James18,98840%N/A
 SDLPMallon, Seamus17,43436.8%N/A
 Sinn FéinMcAllister, Jim9,92820.9%N/A
 Workers' PartyMoore, Thomas1,0702.3%N/A
Majority1,5543.2%N/A
Turnout47,42076%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
 SDLPMallon, Seamus22,69445.5%+8.7%
 UUPNicholson, James20,11140.3%+0.3%
 Sinn FéinMcAllister, Jim6,60913.2%N/A
 Workers' PartyMcCusker, Patrick5151%-1.3%
Majority2,5835.2%N/A
Turnout49,929INF%0%
Swing+4.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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