Southend East by-election, 1980

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The Southend East by-election of 13 March 1980 was held after the death of Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen McAdden on 26 December 1979. The seat was narrowly held by the Tories in the by-election.[1]

Results[edit]

Southend East by-election, 1980[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Teddy Taylor 13,117 36.8 -19.3
Labour Colin George 12,687 35.6 +6.5
Liberal David Evans 8,939 25.1 +12.0
New Britain Terence Robertson 532 1.5 N/A
Anti Common-Market Free Trade Oliver Smedley 207 0.6 N/A
Independent Liberal James Curry 132 0.4 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 23 0.0 N/A
Majority 430 1.2 -25.7
Turnout 35,637 62.5
Conservative hold Swing -12.87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of By-Elections in the 1979-83 Parliament
  2. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1979-83 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-09-19.