1987 General Election

Glasgow Govan

Labour hold / Bruce Millan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMillan, Bruce24,07164.8%+9.8%
 Social DemocraticFerguson, Alasdair4,56212.3%-7.4%
 ConservativeGirsman, Janet4,41111.9%-7.5%
 SNPMcCabe, Felix3,85110.4%+4.4%
 CommunistChalmers, Douglas2370.6%N/A
Majority19,50952.5%+17.2%
Turnout37,13273.4%1.8%
Swing+8.6%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as European Commissioner and subsequent resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SNPSillars, Jim14,67748.8%+38.4%
 LabourGillespie, Bob11,12336.9%-27.9%
 ConservativeHamilton, Graeme2,2077.3%-4.6%
 Social and Liberal DemocratsPonsonby, Bernard1,2464.1%N/A
 GreensCampbell, George3451.1%N/A
 CommunistChalmers, Douglas2810.9%+0.3%
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, Lord David1740.6%N/A
 IndependentClark, Fraser510.2%N/A
Majority3,55411.9%N/A
Turnout30,104INF%0%
Swing+33.15%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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