Peckham by-election, 1982

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The Peckham by-election of 28 October 1982 was held after the death of Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Harry Lamborn on 21 August 1982. The seat was retained for Labour by Harriet Harman.[1]

Results[edit]

Peckham by-election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harriet Harman 11,349 50.34 -9.51
Social Democrat Dick Taverne 7,418 32.91 +25.25
Conservative John Redwood 2,800 12.42 -15.65
National Front Martin Webster 874 3.88 -0.54
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 102 0.45 N/A
Majority 3,931 17.44 -14.33
Turnout 22,543
Labour hold Swing -17.38%

Note: The change in the Social Democrat vote is calculated against the votes won by the Liberal Party at the 1979 general election, as the two parties had formed the SDP-Liberal Alliance.

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