South Down by-election, 1986
The South Down by-election of 1986 was part of a co-ordinated series of by-elections aimed to show opposition to the Anglo Irish agreement. It resulted in the narrow virtory of the incumbent Ulster Unionist Party, Enoch Powell, a seat that some had predicted he would lose. His opponent Eddie McGrady would later take the seat in the 1987 general election.
|South Down by-election, 1986|
|Sinn Féin||Hugh McDowell||2,963||5.7||-2.2|
|Workers' Party||Sean Magee||522||1.0||-0.7|
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