1983 General Election

Tyne Bridge

Labour win new seat / Harry Cowans
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourCowans, Harry21,12756.5%N/A
 ConservativeCrawley, Randall9,43425.2%N/A
 LiberalDawson, Tony6,85218.3%N/A
Majority11,69331.3%N/A
Turnout37,41361.5%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourClelland, David13,51757.8%+1.3%
 Social DemocraticKenyon, Rod6,94229.7%+11.4%
 ConservativeLait, Jacqui2,58811.1%-14.1%
 IndependentConnell, John2501.1%N/A
 Rainbow Dream TicketWeiss, Rainbow George380.2%N/A
 IndependentSmith, Peter320.1%N/A
Majority6,57528.1%-3.2%
Turnout23,367INF%0%
Swing-5.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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