Social Democratic and Labour Party election results

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This article lists the Social Democratic and Labour Party's election results in UK parliamentary elections.

Summary of general election performance[edit]

Year Number of Candidates Total votes Average votes per candidate  % UK vote  % NI vote Change (percentage points) Saved deposits Number of MPs
1974 Feb 12 160,137 13,345 0.5 22.4 N/A 8 1
1974 Oct 9 154,193 17,133 0.6 22.0 +0.1 8 1
1979 9 126,325 14,036 0.4 19.7 -0.2 6 1
1983 17 137,012 8,060 0.4 18.1 0.0 10 1
1987 13 154,067 11,851 0.5 21.1 +0.1 13 3
1992 13 184,445 14,118 0.5 23.5 0.0 13 4
1997 18 190,814 10,601 0.6 24.1 +0.1 15 3
2001 18 169,865 9,437 0.6 21.0 0.0 16 3
2005 18 125,626 6,979 0.5 17.5 -0.1 16 3
2010 18 110,970 6,165 0.4 16.5 -0.1 16 3

February 1974 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Armagh O'Hanlon, PaddyPaddy O'Hanlon 18,090 29.3 2
Belfast East Gillespie, DesmondDesmond Gillespie 1,502 2.6 4
Belfast North Donnelly, ThomasThomas Donnelly 12,003 24.4 3
Belfast South Caraher, BenBen Caraher 4,149 8.0 4
Belfast West Fitt, GerryGerry Fitt 19,554 41.0 1
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Haughey, DenisDenis Haughey 15,410 25.0 3
Londonderry Logue, HughHugh Logue 23,670 37.7 2
Mid Ulster Cooper, IvanIvan Cooper 19,372 29.1 2
North Antrim McAlister, MaryMary McAlister 10,056 15.5 3
North Down Curran, DermotDermot Curran 2,376 3.8 3
South Antrim Rowan, PatrickPatrick Rowan 8,769 12.3 3
South Down Hollywood, SeanSean Hollywood 25,486 42.8 2

October 1974 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 19,855 31.8 2
Belfast North Donnelly, ThomasThomas Donnelly 11,400 24.1 2
Belfast South Caraher, BenBen Caraher 2,390 4.7 4
Belfast West Fitt, GerryGerry Fitt 21,821 49.0 1
Londonderry Hume, JohnJohn Hume 26,118 40.4 2
Mid Ulster Cooper, IvanIvan Cooper 25,885 40.1 2
North Antrim McAlister, MaryMary McAlister 7,616 12.8 3
South Antrim Rowan, PatrickPatrick Rowan 9,061 13.2 3
South Down Hollywood, SeanSean Hollywood 30,047 45.4 2

1979 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 23,545 36.1 2
Belfast North O'Hare, PaschalPaschal O'Hare 7,823 18.5 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 3,694 7.9 3
Belfast West Fitt, GerryGerry Fitt 16,480 49.5 1
Londonderry Logue, HughHugh Logue 19,185 30.2 2
Mid Ulster Duffy, PaddyPaddy Duffy 19,266 29.4 2
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 4,867 7.4 4
South Antrim Rowan, PatrickPatrick Rowan 7,432 10.1 3
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 24,033 37.3 2

By-elections, 1979-1983[edit]

Election Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast South by-election, 1982 McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 3,839 8.8 4

1983 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Prendiville, PeterPeter Prendiville 519 1.3 6
Belfast North Feeney, BrianBrian Feeney 5,944 14.0 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 3,216 8.6 4
Belfast West Hendron, JoeJoe Hendron 10,934 24.6 2
East Antrim O'Cleary, MichaelMichael O'Cleary 1,047 2.7 4
East Londonderry Doherty, ArthurArthur Doherty 9,397 18.3 3
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Flanagan, RosemaryRosemary Flanagan 9,923 16.5 3
Foyle Hume, JohnJohn Hume 24,071 46.0 1
Lagan Valley Boomer, CormacCormac Boomer 2,603 6.4 4
Mid Ulster Haughey, DenisDenis Haughey 12,044 22.4 3
Newry and Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 17,434 36.8 2
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 6,193 14.0 3
North Down O'Baioll, CathalCathal O'Baioll 645 1.6 4
South Antrim Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 3,377 8.7 4
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 20,145 39.3 2
Strangford Curry, JamesJames Curry 1,713 4.4 4
Upper Bann McDonald, JamesJames McDonald 7,807 17.9 2

By-elections, 1983-1987[edit]

Election Candidate Votes  % Position
Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, 1986 Currie, AustinAustin Currie 12,081 21.5 3
Mid Ulster by-election, 1986 Colton, AdrianAdrian Colton 13,021 25.3 3
Newry and Armagh by-election, 1986 Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 22,694 45.5 1
South Down by-election, 1986 McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 23,121 44.8 2

1987 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 5,795 15.7 2
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 4,268 13.1 3
Belfast West Hendron, JoeJoe Hendron 14,641 35.7 2
East Londonderry Doherty, ArthurArthur Doherty 9,375 19.2 2
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Flanagan, RosemaryRosemary Flanagan 10,581 19.1 3
Foyle Hume, JohnJohn Hume 23,743 48.8 1
Lagan Valley McDonnell, BillyBilly McDonnell 2,888 6.9 3
Mid Ulster Haughey, DenisDenis Haughey 13,644 26.2 2
Newry and Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 25,137 48.1 1
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 5,149 12.5 2
South Antrim McClelland, DonovanDonovan McClelland 3,611 9.9 3
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 26,579 47.0 1
Upper Bann Rodgers, BridBrid Rodgers 8,676 20.5 2

By-elections, 1987-1992[edit]

Election Candidate Votes  % Position
Upper Bann by-election, 1990 Rodgers, BridBrid Rodgers 6,698 18.9 2

1992 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 7,615 21.2 2
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 6,266 18.7 2
Belfast West Hendron, JoeJoe Hendron 17,415 43.6 1
East Londonderry Doherty, ArthurArthur Doherty 11,843 22.4 2
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Gallagher, TommyTommy Gallagher 12,810 23.2 2
Foyle Hume, JohnJohn Hume 26,710 51.5 1
Mid Ulster Haughey, DenisDenis Haughey 16,994 31.0 2
Newry and Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 26,073 49.6 1
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 6,512 14.3 3
South Antrim McClelland, DonovanDonovan McClelland 5,397 12.8 2
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 31,523 51.2 1
Upper Bann Rodgers, BridBrid Rodgers 10,661 23.4 2

1997 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Lewsley, PatriciaPatricia Lewsley 629 1.6 6
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 8,454 20.4 2
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 9,601 24.3 2
Belfast West Hendron, JoeJoe Hendron 17,753 38.7 2
East Antrim O'Connor, DannyDanny O'Connor 1,576 4.6 6
East Londonderry Doherty, ArthurArthur Doherty 8,273 22.0 3
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Gallagher, TommyTommy Gallagher 11,060 22.9 3
Foyle Hume, JohnJohn Hume 25,109 52.5 1
Lagan Valley Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly 3,436 7.8 4
Mid Ulster Haughey, DenisDenis Haughey 11,205 22.1 3
Newry and Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 22,904 43.0 1
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 7,333 15.9 3
North Down Farrell, MariettaMarietta Farrell 1,602 4.4 5
South Antrim McClelland, DonovanDonovan McClelland 6,497 16.2 2
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 26,181 52.9 1
Strangford O'Reilly, PeterPeter O'Reilly 2,775 6.7 4
Upper Bann Rodgers, BridBrid Rodgers 11,584 24.2 2
West Tyrone Byrne, JoeJoe Byrne 14,842 32.1 2

By-elections, 1997-2001[edit]

Election Candidate Votes  % Position
South Antrim by-election, 2000 McClelland, DonovanDonovan McClelland 3,496 11.4 3

2001 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Farren, CiaraCiara Farren 880 2.4 6
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 8,592 21.0 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 11,609 30.6 2
Belfast West Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood 7,754 18.9 2
East Antrim O'Connor, DannyDanny O'Connor 2,641 7.3 4
East Londonderry Dallat, JohnJohn Dallat 8,298 20.8 3
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Gallagher, TommyTommy Gallagher 9,706 18.7 3
Foyle Hume, JohnJohn Hume 24,538 50.2 1
Lagan Valley Lewsley, PatriciaPatricia Lewsley 3,462 7.5 4
Mid Ulster Haughey, EilishEilish Haughey 8,376 16.8 3
Newry and Armagh Mallon, SeamusSeamus Mallon 20,784 37.4 1
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 8,283 16.8 3
North Down Farrell, MariettaMarietta Farrell 1,275 3.4 3
South Antrim McKee, SeanSean McKee 5,336 12.1 3
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 24,136 46.3 1
Strangford McCarthy, DannyDanny McCarthy 2,646 6.1 4
Upper Bann Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly 7,607 14.9 4
West Tyrone Rodgers, BridBrid Rodgers 13,942 28.7 3

2005 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Muldoon, MaryMary Muldoon 844 2.7 5
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 4,950 16.2 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 10,339 32.3 1
Belfast West Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood 5,033 14.6 2
East Antrim O'Connor, DannyDanny O'Connor 1,695 5.3 4
East Londonderry Dallat, JohnJohn Dallat 6,077 17.1 3
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Gallagher, TommyTommy Gallagher 7,230 14.8 4
Foyle Durkan, MarkMark Durkan 21,119 46.3 1
Lagan Valley Lewsley, PatriciaPatricia Lewsley 2,598 6.1 5
Mid Ulster McGlone, PatsyPatsy McGlone 7,922 17.4 3
Newry and Armagh Bradley, DominicDominic Bradley 12,770 25.2 2
North Antrim Farren, SeanSean Farren 5,585 12.2 3
North Down Logan, LiamLiam Logan 1,009 3.1 4
South Antrim McClelland, NoreenNoreen McClelland 4,706 12.4 3
South Down McGrady, EddieEddie McGrady 21,557 44.7 1
Strangford Boyle, JoeJoe Boyle 2,496 6.7 4
Upper Bann Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly 5,747 13.0 4
West Tyrone McMenamin, EugeneEugene McMenamin 3,949 9.1 4

2010 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Muldoon, MaryMary Muldoon 365 1.1 6
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 4,544 12.3 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 14,026 41.0 1
Belfast West Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood 5,261 16.4 2
East Antrim McCamphill, JustinJustin McCamphill 2,019 6.6 5
East Londonderry Conway, ThomasThomas Conway 5,399 15.4 4
Fermanagh and South Tyrone McKinney, FearghalFearghal McKinney 3,574 7.6 3
Foyle Durkan, MarkMark Durkan 16,922 44.7 1
Lagan Valley Heading, BrianBrian Heading 1,835 5.0 5
Mid Ulster Quinn, TonyTony Quinn 5,826 14.3 3
Newry and Armagh Bradley, DominicDominic Bradley 10,526 23.4 2
North Antrim O'Loan, DeclanDeclan O'Loan 3,738 8.8 5
North Down Logan, LiamLiam Logan 680 2.0 6
South Antrim Byrne, MichelleMichelle Byrne 2,955 8.7 4
South Down Ritchie, MargaretMargaret Ritchie 20,648 48.5 1
Strangford Hanna, ClaireClaire Hanna 2,164 6.7 4
Upper Bann Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly 5,276 12.8 4
West Tyrone Byrne, JoeJoe Byrne 5,212 14.0 4

By-elections, 2010-2015[edit]

Election Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast West by-election, 2011 Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood 3,088 13.5 2
Mid Ulster by-election, 2013 McGlone, PatsyPatsy McGlone 6,478 17.4 3

2015 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Belfast East Muldoon, MaryMary Muldoon 127 0.3 6
Belfast North Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness 3,338 8.2 3
Belfast South McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell 9,560 24.5 1
Belfast West Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood 3,475 9.8 3
East Antrim McKillop, Margaret AnneMargaret Anne McKillop 1,639 4.9 7
East Londonderry Mullan, GerryGerry Mullan 4,268 12.3 4
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Coyle, JohnJohn Coyle 2,732 5.4 3
Foyle Durkan, MarkMark Durkan 17,725 47.9 1
Lagan Valley Catney, PatPat Catney 2,500 6.3 4
Mid Ulster Quinn, MalachyMalachy Quinn 5,055 12.4 4
Newry and Armagh McNulty, JustinJustin McNulty 12,026 24.1 3
North Antrim O'Loan, DeclanDeclan O'Loan 2,920 7.0 5
North Down Woolley, TomTom Woolley 355 1.0 8
South Antrim Lynch, RoisinRoisin Lynch 2,990 8.2 5
South Down Ritchie, MargaretMargaret Ritchie 18,077 42.3 1
Strangford Boyle, JoeJoe Boyle 2,335 6.9 4
Upper Bann Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly 4,238 9.0 4
West Tyrone McCrossan, DanielDaniel McCrossan 6,444 6.7 3

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