1983 General Election

Portsmouth South

Conservative hold / Bonner Pink
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativePink, Bonner25,10150%-4.7%
 Social DemocraticHancock, Mike12,76625.4%+12.2%
 LabourThomas, Sally11,32422.6%-8.6%
 Independent LiberalEvens, Alan5541.1%N/A
 National FrontKnight, Gordon2790.6%-0.3%
 Traditional English FoodFry, DW1720.3%N/A
Majority12,33524.6%+1.1%
Turnout50,19667.3%-5.6%
Swing-8.45%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Social DemocraticHancock, Mike15,35837.6%+12.2%
 ConservativeRock, Patrick14,01734.3%-15.7%
 LabourThomas, Sally10,84626.5%+3.9%
 National FrontKnight, Gordon2260.6%0%
 EcologyMitchell, Terry1900.5%N/A
 Independent LiberalEvens, Alan1130.3%-0.8%
 Independent EcologyLayton, Thomas500.1%N/A
 IndependentAndrews, Anthony420.1%N/A
 New National PartySmith, Peter410.1%N/A
Majority1,3413.3%N/A
Turnout40,883INF%0%
Swing+13.95%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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