Penistone by-election, 1978

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A by-election was held for the British House of Commons constituency of Penistone on 13 July 1978. The seat had become vacant on the death of the Labour Member of Parliament John Mendelson, who had held the seat since a by-election in 1959.

The result was a hold for the Labour Party.

Penistone by-election, 1978[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allen McKay 19,424 45.5 -8.7
Conservative I. Dobkin 14,053 32.9 +8.9
Liberal D. Chadwick 9,241 21.6 -0.2
Majority 5,371 12.6 -17.6
Turnout 42,718
Labour hold Swing

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  1. ^ "1978 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2015.