1987 General Election

Newry and Armagh

SDLP gain from UUP / Seamus Mallon
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SDLPMallon, Seamus25,13748.1%+11.3%
 UUPNicholson, James19,81237.9%-2.1%
 Sinn FéinMcAllister, Jim6,17311.8%-9.1%
 AllianceJeffrey, William6641.3%N/A
 Workers' PartyO'Hanlon, Gerard4820.9%-1.4%
Majority5,32510.2%N/A
Turnout52,26879.2%3.2%
Swing+6.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 23 Jan 1986 by-election
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