1987 General Election

Paisley South

Labour hold / Norman Buchan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBuchan, Norman21,61156.2%+14.8%
 LiberalCarmichael, Alistair5,82615.1%-9%
 ConservativeWilliamson, Dorothy5,64414.7%-6%
 SNPMitchell, James5,39814%+1%
Majority15,78541.1%+23.8%
Turnout38,47975.3%2.8%
Swing+11.9%
By-election held due to the MP's death
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcMaster, Gordon12,48546.1%-10.1%
 SNPLawson, Iain7,45527.5%+13.5%
 ConservativeWorkman, J3,62713.4%-1.3%
 Liberal DemocratsReid, Alan2,6609.8%N/A
 GreensCollie, L8353.1%N/A
Majority5,03018.6%-22.5%
Turnout27,062INF%0%
Swing-11.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
 LabourAdams, Irene11,35344%-12.2%
 SNPMullin, Roger7,58329.4%+15.4%
 ConservativeMarwick, E3,83514.8%+0.1%
 Liberal DemocratsBannerman, J2,1398.3%N/A
 GreensMellor, David9183.6%N/A
Majority3,77014.6%-26.5%
Turnout25,828INF%0%
Swing-13.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the MP's death
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcMaster, Gordon12,48546.1%-10.1%
 SNPLawson, Iain7,45527.5%+13.5%
 ConservativeWorkman, J3,62713.4%-1.3%
 Liberal DemocratsReid, Alan2,6609.8%N/A
 GreensCollie, L8353.1%N/A
Majority5,03018.6%-22.5%
Turnout27,062INF%0%
Swing-11.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
 LabourAdams, Irene11,35344%-12.2%
 SNPMullin, Roger7,58329.4%+15.4%
 ConservativeMarwick, E3,83514.8%+0.1%
 Liberal DemocratsBannerman, J2,1398.3%N/A
 GreensMellor, David9183.6%N/A
Majority3,77014.6%-26.5%
Turnout25,828INF%0%
Swing-13.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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