1983 General Election

Truro

SDP-Liberal Alliance hold / David Penhaligon
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SDP-Liberal AlliancePenhaligon, David31,27957.3%+4.5%
 ConservativeBuddell, Philip20,79938.1%-1%
 LabourBeecroft, Janet2,4794.5%-2.9%
Majority10,48019.2%+5.5%
Turnout54,55779.6%-3.3%
Swing+2.75%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SDP-Liberal AllianceTaylor, Matthew30,59960.4%+3.1%
 ConservativeAubyn, Nick St15,98231.5%-6.6%
 LabourKing, John3,6037.1%+2.6%
 GreensHoptrough, Howard4030.8%N/A
 Death off Road: Freight on RailAnscomb, Helen750.1%N/A
Majority14,61728.9%+9.7%
Turnout50,662INF%0%
Swing+4.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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