1987 General Election

Knowsley South

Labour hold / Sean Hughes
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHughes, Sean31,37864.5%+10.7%
 ConservativeHall, Anthony10,53221.6%-7.6%
 Social DemocraticWatmough, Ruth6,76013.9%-3.2%
Majority20,84642.9%+18.3%
Turnout48,67074.1%3.8%
Swing+9.15%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourO'Hara, Edward14,58168.7%+4.2%
 ConservativeByrom, Leslie3,24115.3%-6.3%
 Liberal DemocratsHancox, Catherine1,8098.5%N/A
 GreensGeorgeson, Raymond6563.1%N/A
 LiberalSmith, Ian6283%-10.9%
 Monster Raving LoonySutch, David1970.9%N/A
 Corrective PartyWhiplash, Lady990.5%N/A
Majority11,34053.4%+10.5%
Turnout21,211INF%0%
Swing+5.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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