1983 General Election

South Antrim

UUP hold / Clifford Forsythe
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPForsythe, Clifford17,72745.7%-23.3%
 DUPThompson, Roy10,93528.2%N/A
 AllianceMawhinney, Gordon4,61211.9%-4.3%
 SDLPMaginness, Alban3,3778.7%-1.4%
 Sinn FéinLaverty, Sean1,6294.2%N/A
 Workers' PartySmyth, Kevin5491.4%N/A
Majority6,79217.5%-35.3%
Turnout38,82965.5%7.3%
Swing-25.75%
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
 UUPForsythe, Clifford30,08794.1%+48.4%
 For the Anglo-Irish AgreementBarry, Peter1,8705.9%N/A
Majority28,21788.2%+70.7%
Turnout31,957INF%0%
Swing+21.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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