1983 General Election

West Derbyshire

Conservative hold / Matthew Parris
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeParris, Matthew29,69555.9%+3.4%
 LiberalBingham, Vivian14,37027%-0.6%
 LabourMarch, JS9,06017.1%-2.8%
Majority15,32528.9%+4%
Turnout53,12577.4%-3.3%
Swing+2%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to pursue a media career
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeMcLoughlin, Patrick19,89639.6%-16.3%
 LiberalWalmsley, Christopher19,79639.4%+12.4%
 LabourMoore, William9,95219.8%+2.7%
 Rainbow Alliance Loony Crocodile TearsSidwell, Christopher3480.7%N/A
 IndependentGoodall, Robert2890.6%N/A
Majority1000.2%-28.7%
Turnout50,281INF%0%
Swing-14.35%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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