1983 General election results summary


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  • Electorate – 42,197,344
  • Turnout – 72.7%

Chart: Seats won at the 1983 general election
Con — 397
Lab — 209
Lib Dem — 23
Others — 21

Table: 1983 general election results summary
Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % ±%
  Conservative 397 47 10 +37 13,012,316 42.4 –1.5
  Labour 209 4 55 –51 8,456,934 27.6 –9.3
  Liberal Democrat/SDP Alliance 23 12 0 +12 7,780,949 25.4 +11.6
  Ulster Unionist 11 3 1 +2 259,952 1.1 0.0
  Democratic Unionist 3 2 1 +1 152,749 0.5 +0.3
  Plaid Cymru 2 0 0 0 125,309 0.4 0.0
  Scottish National 2 0 0 0 331,975 1.1 –0.5
  SDLP 1 0 1 –1 137,012 0.4 0.0
  Sinn Féin 1 1 1 0 102,701 0.3 0.0
  Ulster Popular Unionist 1 1 0 +1 22,861 0.1 0.0

BBC coverage of the 1983 general election results



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