1987 General Election

Eastbourne

Conservative hold / Ian Gow
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGow, Ian33,58759.9%+0.8%
 LiberalDriver, Peter16,66429.7%-4.1%
 LabourPatel, Ash4,9288.8%+1.7%
 GreensAddison, Ruth8671.5%N/A
Majority16,92330.2%+4.9%
Turnout56,04675.6%2.6%
Swing+2.45%
By-election held due to the MP's assassination after the IRA exploded a bomd under his car
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal DemocratsBellotti, David23,41550.8%N/A
 ConservativeHickmet, Richard18,86540.9%-19%
 LabourAtkins, Charlotte2,3085%-3.8%
 GreensAherne, David5531.2%N/A
 LiberalWillamson, Theresia5261.1%-28.6%
 Corrective PartyWhiplash, Lady2160.5%N/A
 National FrontMcAuley, John1540.3%N/A
 Ironside PartyPage, Eric350.08%N/A
Majority4,5509.9%N/A
Turnout46,07260.7%-14.9%
Swing+9.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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