1983 General Election

South Down

UUP hold / Enoch Powell
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPPowell, Enoch20,69340.3%-9.7%
 SDLPMcGrady, Eddie20,14539.2%+1.9%
 Sinn FéinFitzsimmons, Patrick4,0747.9%N/A
 DUPHarvey, Cecil3,7437.3%N/A
 AllianceForde, Patrick1,8233.6%-3.2%
 Workers' PartyMagee, Margaret8511.7%N/A
Majority5481.1%-11.6%
Turnout51,32976.6%4.7%
Swing-5.8%
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
 UUPPowell, Enoch24,96348.4%+8.1%
 SDLPMcGrady, Eddie23,12144.8%+5.6%
 Sinn FéinMcDowell, Hugh2,9635.7%N/A
 Workers' PartyMagee, Sean5221%-0.7%
Majority1,8423.6%+2.5%
Turnout51,569INF%0%
Swing+1.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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