Gower by-election, 1982
Amongst the candidates was David Burns who at the time was being held on remand over charges relating to the bombing of a British Army recruitment office in Pontypandy. A self-declared member of the 'Worker's Army for a Welsh Republic', Burns was ultimately released in 1983 after neither of the two charges were made to stand up.
|Social Democratic||Gwynoro Jones||9,875||25.12||+16.07|
|Plaid Cymru||Ieuan Owen||3,431||8.73||+1.57|
|Computer Democrat||John Donovan||125||0.32||N/A|
|Civil Rights/Welsh Political Prisoner||David Burns||103||0.26||N/A|