1987 General Election

Glasgow Central

Labour hold / Bob McTaggart
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcTaggart, Bob21,61964.5%+11.5%
 ConservativeJenkin, Bernard4,36613%-6%
 LiberalBryden, John3,52810.5%-6.2%
 SNPWilson, Alexander3,33910%-0.3%
 GreensBrooks, Andrew2900.9%N/A
 CommunistMcGoldrick, John2650.8%-0.3%
 Red FrontOwen, Derek1260.4%N/A
Majority17,25351.5%+17.5%
Turnout33,53365.6%2.8%
Swing+8.75%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWatson, Mike14,48054.6%-9.9%
 SNPNeil, Alex8,01830.2%+20.2%
 ConservativeHogarth, Allan2,0287.6%-5.4%
 GreensBrandt, Irene1,0193.8%N/A
 Social and Liberal DemocratsMcCreadie, Robert4111.5%N/A
 Social DemocraticKerr, Peter2531%-9.5%
 Revolutionary CommunistMurdoch, Linda1410.5%N/A
 Scottish SocialistKidd, Bill1370.5%N/A
 Workers RevolutonaryLettice, David480.2%N/A
Majority6,46224.4%-27.1%
Turnout26,535INF%0%
Swing-15.05%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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