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The United Kingdom general election of 1979 was held on 3 May 1979 and is regarded as a pivotal point in 20th century British politics. In it, the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher defeated James Callaghan's incumbent Labour government.

ResultsEdit

The overall swing of 5.2% was the largest since 1945 and gave the Conservatives a workable majority of 43 for the country's first female Prime Minister.

Conservatives ResultsEdit

The Conservative Party won 339 seats in the election. They gained 63 seats while losing 1.


Conservative Gains at the 1979 ElectionEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Conservative Holds at the 1979 Election A–CEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Conservative Holds at the 1979 Election D–HEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Conservative Holds at the 1979 Election I–REdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Conservative Holds at the 1979 Election S–ZEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Labour ResultsEdit

The Labour Party lost 50 seats.

Labour Co-Op Holds at the 1979 ElectionEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Labour Gains at the 1979 ElectionEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Other Party ResultsEdit

The other parties had no major gains or losses and mainly stayed the same.

Liberal Seats after the 1979 ElectionEdit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

Other Parties (Non Playable)Edit

Constituency: Party (Majority), MP (Where Applicable)

  • Antrim South: Official Unionist (38,868)
  • Armagh: Official Unionist (8,123)
  • Belfast South: Official Unionist (17,130)
  • Down South: Official Unionist (8,221)
  • Londonderry: Official Unionist (12,407)
  • Caernarvon: Plaid Cymru (8,724)
  • Merioneth: Plaid Cymru (3,910)
  • Belfast West: SDLP (8,235)
  • Dundee East: SNP (2,519)
  • Western Isles: SNP (3,063)
  • Cardiff West: Speaker (23,763)
  • Down North: Ulster Unionist (23,625)
  • Ulster Mid: United Ulster Unionist (9,983)
  • Belfast East: Democratic Unionist (64)
  • Belfast North: Democratic Unionist (995)
  • Antrim North: Democratic Unionist (18,543)
  • Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Ind. (4,987)
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