1987 General Election

Pontypridd

Labour hold / Brynmor John
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourJohn, Brynmor26,42256.3%+10.7%
 ConservativeSwayne, Desmond9,14519.5%-3.4%
 Social DemocraticSain-Ley-Berry, Peter8,86518.9%-6.9%
 Plaid CymruBowen, Professor Delme2,4985.3%+0.6%
Majority17,27736.8%+17%
Turnout46,93076.6%3.9%
Swing+7.05%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHowells, Kim20,54953.3%-3%
 Plaid CymruMorgan, Sydney9,77525.4%+20.1%
 ConservativeEvans, Nigel5,21213.5%-6%
 Liberal DemocratsEllis, Tom1,5003.9%N/A
 Social DemocraticThomas, Terry1,1993.1%-15.8%
 CommunistRichards, David2390.6%N/A
 IndependentBlack, David570.1%N/A
Majority10,77427.9%-8.9%
Turnout38,531INF%0%
Swing-11.55%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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