List of MPs elected in the 1979 United Kingdom general election

This is a list of members of Parliament (MPs) elected in the 1979 general election, held on 3 May. This Parliament was dissolved in 1983.

1979–1983 Parliament of the United Kingdom
October 1974–1979 Parliament 1983–1987 Parliament
Legislative bodyParliament of the United Kingdom
Term3 June 1979 (1979-06-03) – 9 June 1983 (1983-06-09)
Election1979 United Kingdom general election
GovernmentFirst Thatcher ministry 
House of Commons
SpeakerGeorge Thomas 
LeaderNorman St John-Stevas
Francis Pym
John Biffen 
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher 
Leader of the OppositionJames Callaghan
Michael Foot 
Third-party leaderDavid Steel 
House of Lords
Lord ChancellorBaron Hailsham of St Marylebone 

Parliament, which consists of the House of Lords and the elected House of Commons, was convened on Tuesday 15 May 1979 at the Palace of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II.

This map shows by geography the colours each of the 635 constituencies of the 1979–1983 Parliament.

Of the 77 newcomers, two were women (Sheila Faith and Sheila Wright). In total, the Parliament had 19 female members (8 Conservative, 11 Labour), fewer than any post-war parliament before or since, with the sole exception of 1951.[1]

It was the election from which Margaret Thatcher, the incumbent Conservative Party leader became Prime Minister, the first female head of government in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Composition edit

These representative diagrams show the composition of the parties in the 1979 general election.


Note: The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru sit together as a party group. This is not the official seating plan of the House of Commons, which has five rows of benches on each side, with the government party to the right of the speaker and opposition parties to the left, but with room for only around two-thirds of MPs to sit at any one time.

Affiliation Members
Conservative Party 339
Labour Party 269
Liberal Party 11
Ulster Unionist Party 5
Democratic Unionist Party 3
Plaid Cymru 2
Scottish National Party 2
Independent Republican 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1
Social Democratic and Labour Party 1
United Ulster Unionist Party 1
 Total 635
 Notional government majority 43
 Effective government majority 50

Table of contents:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z By-elections

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Constituency MP Party
Aberavon John Morris Labour
Aberdare Ioan Evans Labour Co-operative
Aberdeen, North Robert Hughes Labour
Aberdeen, South Iain Sproat Conservative
Aberdeenshire, East Albert McQuarrie Conservative
Aberdeenshire, West Russell Fairgrieve Conservative
Abertillery Jeffrey Thomas Labour, then SDP
Abingdon Thomas Benyon Conservative
Accrington Arthur Davidson Labour
Acton Sir George Young, Bt Conservative
Aldershot Julian Critchley Conservative
Aldridge-Brownhills Richard Shepherd Conservative
Altrincham and Sale Fergus Montgomery Conservative
Anglesey Keith Best Conservative
Angus, North, and Mearns Alick Buchanan-Smith Conservative
Angus, South Peter Fraser Conservative
Antrim, North Rev. Ian Paisley Democratic Unionist
Antrim, South James Molyneaux Official Unionist
Argyll John MacKay Conservative
Armagh Harold McCusker Official Unionist
Arundel Michael Marshall Conservative
Ashfield Frank Haynes Labour
Ashford Keith Speed Conservative
Ashton-under-Lyne Robert Sheldon Labour
Aylesbury Timothy Raison Conservative
Ayr Hon. George Younger Conservative
Ayrshire, Central David Lambie Labour
Ayrshire, North, and Bute John Alexander Corrie Conservative
Ayrshire, South George Foulkes Labour Co-operative

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Banbury Neil Marten Conservative
Banff David Myles Conservative
Barking, Barking Josephine Richardson Labour
Barking, Dagenham John Parker Labour
Barkston Ash Michael Alison Conservative
Barnet, Chipping Barnet Sydney Chapman Conservative
Barnet, Finchley Margaret Thatcher Conservative
Barnet, Hendon, North John Gorst Conservative
Barnet, Hendon, South Peter Thomas Conservative
Barnsley Roy Mason Labour
Barrow-in-Furness Albert Booth Labour
Barry Sir Raymond Gower Conservative
Basildon Harvey Proctor Conservative
Basingstoke David Mitchell Conservative
Bassetlaw Joseph Ashton Labour
Bath Chris Patten Conservative
Batley and Morley Kenneth Woolmer Labour
Beaconsfield Ronald Bell Conservative
Bebington and Ellesmere Port Barry Porter Conservative
Bedford Trevor Skeet Conservative
Bedfordshire, Mid Stephen Hastings Conservative
Bedfordshire, South David Madel Conservative
Bedwellty Neil Kinnock Labour
Beeston James Lester Conservative
Belfast, East Peter Robinson Democratic Unionist
Belfast, North John McQuade Democratic Unionist
Belfast, South Rev. Robert Bradford Official Unionist
Belfast, West Gerard "Gerry" Fitt Social Democratic and Labour
Belper Sheila Faith Conservative
Berwick and East Lothian John Robertson Labour
Berwick-upon-Tweed Alan Beith Liberal
Bexley, Bexleyheath Cyril Townsend Conservative
Bexley, Erith and Crayford James Wellbeloved Labour, then SDP
Bexley, Sidcup Edward Heath Conservative
Birkenhead Frank Field Labour
Birmingham, Edgbaston Jill Knight Conservative
Birmingham, Erdington Julius Silverman Labour
Birmingham, Hall Green Reginald Eyre Conservative
Birmingham, Handsworth Sheila Wright Labour
Birmingham, Ladywood John Sever Labour
Birmingham, Northfield Jocelyn Cadbury Conservative
Birmingham, Perry Barr Jeff Rooker Labour
Birmingham, Selly Oak Anthony Beaumont-Dark Conservative
Birmingham, Small Heath Denis Howell Labour
Birmingham, Sparkbrook Roy Hattersley Labour
Birmingham, Stechford Terence Davis Labour
Birmingham, Yardley David Gilroy Bevan Conservative
Bishop Auckland Derek Foster Labour
Blaby Nigel Lawson Conservative
Blackburn Jack Straw Labour
Blackpool, North Norman Miscampbell Conservative
Blackpool, South Peter Blaker Conservative
Blaydon John McWilliam Labour
Blyth John Ryman Labour
Bodmin Robert Hicks Conservative
Bolsover Dennis Skinner Labour
Bolton, East David Young Labour
Bolton, West Ann Taylor Labour
Bootle Allan Roberts Labour
Bosworth Hon. Adam Butler Conservative
Bothwell James Hamilton Labour
Bournemouth, East David Atkinson Conservative
Bournemouth, West Sir John Eden, Bt Conservative
Bradford, North Benjamin Ford Labour
Bradford, South Thomas Torney Labour
Bradford, West Edward Lyons Labour, then SDP
Braintree Anthony Newton Conservative
Brecon and Radnor Tom Hooson Conservative
Brent, East Reginald Freeson Labour
Brent, North Rhodes Boyson Conservative
Brent, South Laurence Pavitt Labour Co-operative
Brentwood and Ongar Robert McCrindle Conservative
Bridgwater Tom King Conservative
Bridlington John Townend Conservative
Brigg and Scunthorpe Michael Brown Conservative
Brighouse and Spenborough Gary Waller Conservative
Brighton, Kemptown Andrew Bowden Conservative
Brighton, Pavilion Julian Amery Conservative
Bristol, North East Arthur Palmer Labour Co-operative
Bristol, North West Michael Colvin Conservative
Bristol, South Michael Cocks Labour
Bristol, South East Tony Benn Labour
Bristol, West Hon. William Waldegrave Conservative
Bromley, Beckenham Philip Goodhart Conservative
Bromley, Chislehurst Roger Sims Conservative
Bromley, Orpington Ivor Stanbrook Conservative
Bromley, Ravensbourne John Hunt Conservative
Bromsgrove and Redditch Hal Miller Conservative
Buckingham William Benyon Conservative
Burnley Dan Jones Labour
Burton Ivan Lawrence Conservative
Bury and Radcliffe Frank White Labour
Bury St Edmunds Eldon Griffiths Conservative

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Caernarfon Dafydd Wigley Plaid Cymru
Caerphilly Ednyfed Hudson Davies Labour, then SDP
Caithness and Sutherland Robert Maclennan Labour, then SDP
Cambridge Robert Rhodes James Conservative
Cambridgeshire Francis Pym Conservative
Camden, Hampstead Geoffrey Finsberg Conservative
Camden, Holborn and St Pancras South Frank Dobson Labour
Camden, St Pancras, North Albert Stallard Labour
Cannock Gwilym Roberts Labour
Canterbury David Crouch Conservative
Cardiff, North Ian Grist Conservative
Cardiff, North West Michael Roberts Conservative
Cardiff, South East James Callaghan Labour
Cardiff, West George Thomas Labour
Cardigan Geraint Howells Liberal
Carlisle Ronald Lewis Labour
Carlton Philip Holland Conservative
Carmarthen Roger Thomas Labour
Cheadle Tom Normanton Conservative
Chelmsford Norman St John-Stevas Conservative
Cheltenham Charles Irving Conservative
Chertsey and Walton Geoffrey Pattie Conservative
Chesham and Amersham Sir Ian Gilmour, Bt Conservative
Chester Hon. Peter Morrison Conservative
Chesterfield Eric Varley Labour
Chester-le-Street Giles Radice Labour
Chichester Anthony Nelson Conservative
Chippenham Richard Needham Conservative
Chorley Den Dover Conservative
Christchurch and Lymington Robert Adley Conservative
Cirencester and Tewkesbury Hon. Nicholas Ridley Conservative
City of London and Westminster, South Hon. Peter Brooke Conservative
City of Westminster, Paddington John Wheeler Conservative
City of Westminster, St Marylebone Kenneth Baker Conservative
Cleveland and Whitby Leon Brittan Conservative
Clitheroe David Waddington Conservative
Coatbridge and Airdrie James Dempsey Labour
Colchester Antony Buck Conservative
Colne Valley Richard Wainwright Liberal
Consett David Watkins Labour
Conway Wyn Roberts Conservative
Cornwall, North Gerrard Neale Conservative
Coventry, North East George Park Labour
Coventry, North West Geoffrey Robinson Labour
Coventry, South East William Wilson Labour
Coventry, South West John Butcher Conservative
Crewe Gwyneth Dunwoody Labour
Crosby Graham Page Conservative
Croydon, Central John Moore Conservative
Croydon, North East Bernard Weatherill Conservative
Croydon, North West Robert Taylor Conservative
Croydon, South William Clark Conservative

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Darlington Edward Fletcher Labour
Dartford Bob Dunn Conservative
Darwen Charles Fletcher-Cooke Conservative
Daventry Reginald Prentice Conservative
Dearne Valley Edwin Wainwright Labour
Denbigh Geraint Morgan Conservative
Derby, North Phillip Whitehead Labour
Derby, South Walter Johnson Labour
Derbyshire, North East Raymond Ellis Labour
Derbyshire, South East Peter Rost Conservative
Derbyshire, West Matthew Parris Conservative
Devizes Hon. Charles Morrison Conservative
Devon, North Antony Speller Conservative
Devon, West Peter Mills Conservative
Dewsbury David Ginsburg Labour, then SDP
Doncaster Harold Walker Labour
Don Valley Michael Welsh Labour
Dorking Keith Wickenden Conservative
Dorset, North Nicholas Baker Conservative
Dorset, South Viscount Cranborne Conservative
Dorset, West James Spicer Conservative
Dover and Deal Peter Rees Conservative
Down, North James Kilfedder Independent Ulster Unionist
Down, South Enoch Powell Official Unionist
Dudley, East John Gilbert Labour
Dudley, West John Blackburn Conservative
Dumfries Hector Monro Conservative
Dunbartonshire, Central Hugh McCartney Labour
Dunbartonshire, East Norman Hogg Labour
Dunbartonshire, West Ian Campbell Labour
Dundee, East Gordon Wilson Scottish National Party
Dundee, West Ernie Ross Labour
Dunfermline Richard Douglas Labour Co-operative
Durham Mark Hughes Labour
Durham, North West Ernest Armstrong Labour

E edit

Ealing, North Harry Greenway Conservative
Ealing, Southall Sydney Bidwell Labour
Easington Jack Dormand Labour
Eastbourne Ian Gow Conservative
East Grinstead Geoffrey Johnson-Smith Conservative
East Kilbride Dr Maurice Miller Labour
Eastleigh David Price Conservative
Ebbw Vale Michael Foot Labour
Eccles Lewis Carter-Jones Labour
Edinburgh, Central Robin Cook Labour
Edinburgh, East Gavin Strang Labour
Edinburgh, Leith Ronald Brown Labour
Edinburgh, North Alex Fletcher Conservative
Edinburgh, Pentlands Malcolm Rifkind Conservative
Edinburgh, South Michael Ancram Conservative
Edinburgh, West Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Conservative
Enfield, Edmonton Edward Graham Labour Co-operative
Enfield, North Timothy Eggar Conservative
Enfield, Southgate Hon. Anthony Berry Conservative
Epping Forest John Biggs-Davison Conservative
Epsom & Ewell Hon. Archie Hamilton Conservative
Esher Carol Mather Conservative
Essex, South East Sir Bernard Braine Conservative
Eton and Slough Joan Lestor Labour
Exeter John Hannam Conservative
Eye John Gummer Conservative

F edit

Falmouth and Camborne David Mudd Conservative
Fareham Peter Lloyd Conservative
Farnham Maurice Macmillan Conservative
Farnworth John Roper Labour Co-operative, then SDP
Faversham Roger Moate Conservative
Fermanagh & South Tyrone Frank Maguire Independent Republican
Fife, Central Willie Hamilton Labour
Fife, East Barry Henderson Conservative
Flint, East Barry Jones Labour
Flint, West Sir Anthony Meyer, Bt Conservative
Folkestone and Hythe Albert Costain Conservative

G edit

Gainsborough Marcus Kimball Conservative
Galloway Ian Lang Conservative
Gateshead, East Bernard Conlan Labour
Gateshead, West John Horam Labour, then SDP
Gillingham Frederick Burden Conservative
Glasgow, Cathcart John Maxton Labour
Glasgow, Central Thomas McMillan Labour
Glasgow, Craigton Bruce Millan Labour
Glasgow, Garscadden Donald Dewar Labour
Glasgow, Govan Andrew McMahon Labour
Glasgow, Hillhead Thomas Galbraith Conservative
Glasgow, Kelvingrove Neil Carmichael Labour
Glasgow, Maryhill James Craigen Labour Co-operative
Glasgow, Pollok James White Labour
Glasgow, Provan Hugh Brown Labour
Glasgow, Queen's Park Frank McElhone Labour
Glasgow, Shettleston David Marshall Labour
Glasgow, Springburn Michael Martin Labour
Gloucester Sally Oppenheim Conservative
Gloucestershire, South John Cope Conservative
Gloucestershire, West Paul Marland Conservative
Goole Edmund Marshall Labour
Gosport Peter Viggers Conservative
Gower Ifor Davies Labour
Grantham Hon. Douglas Hogg Conservative
Gravesend Timothy Brinton Conservative
Greenock and Port Glasgow Dickson Mabon Labour Co-operative, then SDP
Greenwich, Greenwich Guy Barnett Labour
Greenwich, Woolwich, East John Cartwright Labour, then SDP
Greenwich, Woolwich, West Peter Bottomley Conservative
Grimsby Austin Mitchell Labour
Guildford David Howell Conservative

H edit

Hackney, Central Stanley Clinton-Davis Labour
Hackney, North and Stoke Newington Ernest Roberts Labour
Hackney, South and Shoreditch Ronald Brown Labour, then SDP
Halesowen and Stourbridge John Stokes Conservative
Halifax Shirley Summerskill Labour
Haltemprice Patrick Wall Conservative
Hamilton George Robertson Labour
Hammersmith, Fulham Martin Stevens Conservative
Hammersmith, North Clive Soley Labour
Harborough John Farr Conservative
Haringey, Hornsey Hugh Rossi Conservative
Haringey, Tottenham Norman Atkinson Labour
Haringey, Wood Green Reg Race Labour
Harlow Stanley Newens Labour Co-operative
Harrogate Robert Banks Conservative
Harrow, Central Anthony Grant Conservative
Harrow, East Hugh Dykes Conservative
Harrow, West John Page Conservative
Hartlepool Edward Leadbitter Labour
Harwich Julian Ridsdale Conservative
Hastings Kenneth Warren Conservative
Havant and Waterloo Ian Lloyd Conservative
Havering, Hornchurch Robin Squire Conservative
Havering, Romford Michael Neubert Conservative
Havering, Upminster John Loveridge Conservative
Hazel Grove Tom Arnold Conservative
Hemel Hempstead Nicholas Lyell Conservative
Hemsworth Alec Woodall Labour
Henley Michael Heseltine Conservative
Hereford Colin Shepherd Conservative
Hertford and Stevenage Bowen Wells Conservative
Hertfordshire, East Sir Derek Walker-Smith, Bt Conservative
Hertfordshire, South Cecil Parkinson Conservative
Hertfordshire, South West Geoffrey Dodsworth Conservative
Hexham Geoffrey Rippon Conservative
Heywood and Royton Joel Barnett Labour
High Peak Spencer Le Marchant Conservative
Hillingdon, Hayes and Harlington Neville Sandelson Labour, then SDP
Hillingdon, Ruislip-Northwood John Wilkinson Conservative
Hillingdon, Uxbridge Michael Shersby Conservative
Hitchin Ian Stewart Conservative
Holland with Boston Richard Body Conservative
Honiton Peter Emery Conservative
Horncastle Peter Tapsell Conservative
Horsham and Crawley Peter Hordern Conservative
Houghton-le-Spring Thomas Urwin Labour
Hounslow, Brentford and Isleworth Barney Hayhoe Conservative
Hounslow, Feltham and Heston Russell Kerr Labour
Hove Hon. Tim Sainsbury Conservative
Howden Sir Paul Bryan Conservative
Huddersfield, East Barry Sheerman Labour Co-operative
Huddersfield, West Geoffrey Dickens Conservative
Huntingdonshire John Major Conservative
Huyton Sir Harold Wilson Labour

I edit

Ilkeston Raymond Fletcher Labour
Ince Michael McGuire Labour
Inverness Russell Johnston Liberal
Ipswich Kenneth Weetch Labour
Isle of Ely Clement Freud Liberal
Isle of Wight Stephen Ross Liberal
Islington, Central John Grant Labour, then SDP
Islington, North Michael O'Halloran Labour, then SDP, then Independent Labour
Islington, South and Finsbury George Cunningham Labour, then SDP

J edit

Jarrow Donald Dixon Labour

K edit

Keighley Robert Cryer Labour
Kensington and Chelsea, Chelsea Nicholas Scott Conservative
Kensington and Chelsea, Kensington Sir Brandon Rhys-Williams, Bt Conservative
Kettering William Homewood Labour
Kidderminster Esmond Bulmer Conservative
Kilmarnock William McKelvey Labour
Kingston upon Hull Central Kevin McNamara Labour
Kingston upon Hull East John Prescott Labour
Kingston upon Hull West James Johnson Labour
Kingston upon Thames Norman Lamont Conservative
Kingswood Jack Aspinwall Conservative
Kinross and West Perthshire Nicholas Fairbairn Conservative
Kirkcaldy Harry Gourlay Labour
Knutsford Jock Bruce-Gardyne Conservative

L edit

Lambeth, Central John Tilley Labour Co-operative
Lambeth, Norwood John Fraser Labour
Lambeth, Streatham William Shelton Conservative
Lambeth, Vauxhall Stuart Holland Labour
Lanark Judith Hart Labour
Lanarkshire, North John Smith Labour
Lancaster Elaine Kellett-Bowman Conservative
Leeds, East Denis Healey Labour
Leeds, North East Sir Keith Joseph, Bt Conservative
Leeds, North West Sir Donald Kaberry, Bt Conservative
Leeds, South Merlyn Rees Labour
Leeds, South East Stanley Cohen Labour
Leeds, West Joseph Dean Labour
Leek David Knox Conservative
Leicester, East Tom Bradley Labour, then SDP
Leicester South Jim Marshall Labour
Leicester, West Greville Janner Labour
Leigh Lawrence Cunliffe Labour
Leominster Peter Temple-Morris Conservative
Lewes Tim Rathbone Conservative
Lewisham Deptford Hon. John Silkin Labour
Lewisham, East Roland Moyle Labour
Lewisham, West Christopher Price Labour
Lichfield and Tamworth John Heddle Conservative
Lincoln Kenneth Carlisle Conservative
Liverpool, Edge Hill David Alton Liberal
Liverpool, Garston Malcolm Thornton Conservative
Liverpool, Kirkdale James Dunn Labour, then SDP
Liverpool, Scotland Exchange Robert Parry Labour
Liverpool, Toxteth Richard Crawshaw Labour, then SDP
Liverpool, Walton Eric Heffer Labour
Liverpool, Wavertree Anthony Steen Conservative
Liverpool, West Derby Eric Ogden Labour, then SDP
Llanelli Denzil Davies Labour
Londonderry William Ross Official Unionist
Loughborough Stephen Dorrell Conservative
Louth Michael Brotherton Conservative
Lowestoft James Prior Conservative
Ludlow Eric Cockeram Conservative
Luton, East Graham Bright Conservative
Luton, West John Russell Carlisle Conservative

M edit

Macclesfield Nicholas Winterton Conservative
Maidstone John Wells Conservative
Maldon John Wakeham Conservative
Manchester, Ardwick Gerald Kaufman Labour
Manchester, Blackley Kenneth Eastham Labour
Manchester, Central Harold Lever Labour
Manchester, Gorton Kenneth Marks Labour
Manchester, Moss Side George Morton Labour
Manchester, Openshaw Charles Morris Labour
Manchester, Withington Frederick Silvester Conservative
Manchester, Wythenshawe Alfred Morris Labour Co-operative
Mansfield Don Concannon Labour
Melton Michael Latham Conservative
Meriden Iain Mills Conservative
Merioneth Dafydd Thomas Plaid Cymru
Merthyr Tydfil Edward Rowlands Labour
Merton, Mitcham and Morden Bruce Douglas-Mann Labour, then Ind SDP
Merton, Wimbledon Sir Michael Havers Conservative
Middleton and Prestwich James Callaghan Labour
Midlothian Alexander Eadie Labour
Monmouth John Stradling Thomas Conservative
Montgomery Delwyn Williams Conservative
Moray and Nairn Alexander Pollock Conservative
Morecambe and Lonsdale Hon. Mark Lennox-Boyd Conservative
Morpeth George Grant Labour
Motherwell and Wishaw Jeremy Bray Labour

N edit

Nantwich Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Bt Conservative
Neath Donald Coleman Labour
Nelson and Colne John Lee Conservative
Newark Richard Alexander Conservative
Newbury Michael McNair-Wilson Conservative
Newcastle-under-Lyme John Golding Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Harry Cowans Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne, East Mike Thomas Labour Co-operative, then SDP
Newcastle upon Tyne, North Sir William Elliott Conservative
Newcastle upon Tyne, West Robert Brown Labour
New Forest Patrick McNair-Wilson Conservative
Newham, North East Ronald Leighton Labour
Newham, North West Arthur Lewis Labour
Newham, South Nigel Spearing Labour
Newport Roy Hughes Labour
Newton John Evans Labour
Norfolk North Ralph Howell Conservative
Norfolk, North West Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler Conservative, then SDP
Norfolk, South John MacGregor Conservative
Norfolk, South West Sir Paul Hawkins Conservative
Normanton Albert Roberts Labour
Northampton, North Antony Marlow Conservative
Northampton, South Michael Morris Conservative
North Fylde Walter Clegg Conservative
Northwich Alastair Goodlad Conservative
Norwich, North David Ennals Labour
Norwich, South John Garrett Labour
Nottingham, East Jack Dunnett Labour
Nottingham, North William Whitlock Labour
Nottingham, West Michael English Labour
Nuneaton Leslie Huckfield Labour

O edit

Ogmore Raymond Powell Labour
Oldham, East James Lamond Labour
Oldham, West Michael Meacher Labour
Orkney and Shetland Jo Grimond Liberal
Ormskirk Robert Kilroy-Silk Labour
Oswestry John Biffen Conservative
Oxford John Patten Conservative
Oxfordshire, Mid Hon. Douglas Hurd Conservative

P edit

Paisley Allen Adams Labour
Pembrokeshire Nicholas Edwards Conservative
Penistone Allen McKay Labour
Penrith and The Border William Whitelaw Conservative
Perth and East Perthshire Bill Walker Conservative
Peterborough Brian Mawhinney Conservative
Petersfield Lt.-Col. Michael Mates Conservative
Plymouth, Devonport David Owen Labour, then SDP
Plymouth, Drake Janet Fookes Conservative
Plymouth, Sutton Alan Clark Conservative
Pontefract and Castleford Geoffrey Lofthouse Labour
Pontypool Leo Abse Labour
Pontypridd Brynmor John Labour
Poole John Ward Conservative
Portsmouth, North Peter Griffiths Conservative
Portsmouth, South Bonner Pink Conservative
Preston, North Robert Atkins Conservative
Preston, South Stanley Thorne Labour
Pudsey Giles Shaw Conservative

R edit

Reading, North Anthony Durant Conservative
Reading, South Gerard Vaughan Conservative
Redbridge, Ilford, North Vivian Bendall Conservative
Redbridge, Ilford, South Neil Thorne Conservative
Redbridge, Wanstead and Woodford Patrick Jenkin Conservative
Reigate George Gardiner Conservative
Renfrewshire, East Allan Stewart Conservative
Renfrewshire, West Norman Buchan Labour
Rhondda Alec Jones Labour
Richmond upon Thames, Richmond Sir Anthony Royle Conservative
Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham Toby Jessel Conservative
Richmond (Yorkshire) Sir Timothy Kitson Conservative
Ripon Keith Hampson Conservative
Rochdale Cyril Smith Liberal
Rochester and Chatham Peggy Fenner Conservative
Ross and Cromarty Hamish Gray Conservative
Rossendale David Trippier Conservative
Rotherham Stanley Crowther Labour
Rother Valley Peter Hardy Labour
Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles David Steel Liberal
Royal Tunbridge Wells Patrick Mayhew Conservative
Rugby Jim Pawsey Conservative
Runcorn Mark Carlisle Conservative
Rushcliffe Kenneth Clarke Conservative
Rutherglen Gregor Mackenzie Labour
Rutland and Stamford Kenneth Lewis Conservative
Rye Godman Irvine Conservative

S edit

Saffron Walden Alan Haselhurst Conservative
St Albans Victor Goodhew Conservative
St Helens Leslie Spriggs Labour
St Ives John Nott Conservative
Salford, East Frank Allaun Labour
Salford, West Stanley Orme Labour
Salisbury Michael Hamilton Conservative
Scarborough Michael Shaw Conservative
Sevenoaks Mark Wolfson Conservative
Sheffield, Attercliffe Patrick Duffy Labour
Sheffield, Brightside Joan Maynard Labour
Sheffield, Hallam John Osborn Conservative
Sheffield, Heeley Frank Hooley Labour
Sheffield, Hillsborough Martin Flannery Labour
Sheffield, Park Frederick Mulley Labour
Shipley Marcus Fox Conservative
Shoreham Richard Luce Conservative
Shrewsbury Sir John Langford-Holt Conservative
Skipton John Watson Conservative
Solihull Percy Grieve Conservative
Somerset, North Paul Dean Conservative
Southampton, Itchen Bob Mitchell Labour, then SDP
Southampton, Test James Hill Conservative
Southend, East Sir Stephen McAdden Conservative
Southend, West Paul Channon Conservative
South Fylde Edward Gardner Conservative
Southport Ian Percival Conservative
South Shields David G. Clark Labour
Southwark, Bermondsey Robert Mellish Labour
Southwark, Dulwich Hon. Samuel Silkin Labour
Southwark, Peckham Harry Lamborn Labour
Sowerby Donald Thompson Conservative
Spelthorne Humphrey Atkins Conservative
Stafford and Stone Hon. Hugh Fraser Conservative
Staffordshire, South West Patrick Cormack Conservative
Stalybridge and Hyde Tom Pendry Labour
Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth Harry Ewing Labour
Stirlingshire, East and Clackmannan Martin O'Neill Labour
Stirlingshire, West Dennis Canavan Labour
Stockport, North Andrew Bennett Labour
Stockport, South Tom McNally Labour, then SDP
Stoke-on-Trent, Central Robert Cant Labour
Stoke-on-Trent, North John Forrester Labour
Stoke-on-Trent, South Jack Ashley Labour
Stratford-on-Avon Angus Maude Conservative
Stretford Winston Churchill Conservative
Stroud Anthony Kershaw Conservative
Sudbury and Woodbridge Keith Stainton Conservative
Sunderland, North Frederick Willey Labour
Sunderland, South Gordon Bagier Labour
Surbiton Sir Nigel Fisher Conservative
Surrey, East Sir Geoffrey Howe Conservative
Surrey, North West Michael Grylls Conservative
Sussex, Mid Tim Renton Conservative
Sutton, Carshalton Nigel Forman Conservative
Sutton, Sutton and Cheam Neil Macfarlane Conservative
Sutton Coldfield Norman Fowler Conservative
Swansea, East Donald Anderson Labour
Swansea, West Alan Williams Labour
Swindon David Stoddart Labour

T edit

Taunton Edward du Cann Conservative
Teesside, Middlesbrough Arthur Bottomley Labour
Teesside, Redcar James Tinn Labour
Teesside, Stockton William Rodgers Labour, then SDP
Teesside, Thornaby Ian Wrigglesworth Labour Co-operative, then SDP
Thanet, East Jonathan Aitken Conservative
Thanet, West William Rees-Davies Conservative
Thirsk and Malton John Spence Conservative
Thurrock Oonagh McDonald Labour
Tiverton Robin Maxwell-Hyslop Conservative
Tonbridge and Malling John Stanley Conservative
Torbay Sir Frederic Bennett Conservative
Totnes Ray Mawby Conservative
Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green and Bow Ian Mikardo Labour
Tower Hamlets, Stepney and Poplar Peter Shore Labour
Truro David Penhaligon Liberal
Tynemouth Neville Trotter Conservative

U edit

Ulster, Mid John Dunlop United Ulster Unionist

W edit

Wakefield Walter Harrison Labour
Wallasey Lynda Chalker Conservative
Wallsend Ted Garrett Labour
Walsall, North David Winnick Labour
Walsall, South Bruce George Labour
Waltham Forest, Chingford Norman Tebbit Conservative
Waltham Forest, Leyton Bryan Magee Labour, then SDP
Waltham Forest, Walthamstow Eric Deakins Labour
Wandsworth, Battersea, North Douglas Jay Labour
Wandsworth, Battersea, South Alfred Dubs Labour
Wandsworth, Putney David Mellor Conservative
Wandsworth, Tooting Tom Cox Labour
Warley, East Andrew Faulds Labour
Warley, West Peter Archer Labour
Warrington Sir Thomas Williams Labour Co-operative
Warwick and Leamington Dudley Smith Conservative
Watford Tristan Garel-Jones Conservative
Wellingborough Peter Fry Conservative
Wells Hon. Robert Boscawen Conservative
Welwyn and Hatfield Christopher Murphy Conservative
West Bromwich, East Peter Snape Labour
West Bromwich, West Betty Boothroyd Labour
Westbury Dennis Walters Conservative
Western Isles Donald Stewart Scottish National Party
Westhoughton Roger Stott Labour
West Lothian Tam Dalyell Labour
Westmorland Michael Jopling Conservative
Weston-super-Mare Jerry Wiggin Conservative
Whitehaven John Cunningham Labour
Widnes Gordon Oakes Labour
Wigan Alan Fitch Labour
Winchester John Browne Conservative
Windsor and Maidenhead Alan Glyn Conservative
Wirral David Hunt Conservative
Woking Cranley Onslow Conservative
Wokingham William van Straubenzee Conservative
Wolverhampton, North East Renee Short Labour
Wolverhampton, South East Robert Edwards Labour Co-operative
Wolverhampton, South West Nicholas Budgen Conservative
Worcester Peter Walker Conservative
Worcestershire, South Michael Spicer Conservative
Workington Dale Campbell-Savours Labour
Worthing Terence Higgins Conservative
Wrekin, The Warren Hawksley Conservative
Wrexham Tom Ellis Labour, then SDP
Wycombe Ray Whitney Conservative

Y edit

Yarmouth Anthony Fell Conservative
Yeovil John Peyton Conservative
York Alexander Lyon Labour

By-elections edit

See the list of United Kingdom by-elections.

Two seats were vacant when Parliament was dissolved preparatory to the 1983 general election:

References edit

  1. ^ "Women MPS and parliamentary candidates since 1945 | UK Political Info".