1987 General Election

Hemsworth

Labour hold / George Buckley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBuckley, George27,85967%+7.7%
 ConservativeGarnier, Edward7,15917.2%-2.4%
 LiberalWooffindin, JD6,56815.8%-5.4%
Majority20,70049.8%+11.7%
Turnout41,58675.7%7.1%
Swing+5.05%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourEnright, Derek15,89566.3%-0.7%
 Liberal DemocratsMegson, Valerie4,80820.1%N/A
 ConservativeHarrison, Garnett2,51210.5%-6.7%
 Independent LabourAblett, Paul6482.7%N/A
 Corrective PartySmith, Timothy1080.5%N/A
Majority11,08746.2%-3.6%
Turnout23,971INF%0%
Swing+0.85%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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