1983 General Election

Ryedale

Conservative win new seat / John Spence
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSpence, John33,31259.2%N/A
 SDP-Liberal AllianceShields, Elizabeth17,17030.5%N/A
 LabourBloom, PR5,81610.3%N/A
Majority16,14228.7%N/A
Turnout56,29871.8%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SDP-Liberal AllianceShields, Elizabeth27,61250.3%+19.8%
 ConservativeBalfour, Neil22,67241.3%-17.9%
 LabourHaines, Shirley4,6338.4%-1.9%
Majority4,9409%N/A
Turnout54,917INF%0%
Swing+18.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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