1987 General election results summary


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  • Electorate –43,181,321
  • Turnout – 75.3%

Chart: Seats won at the 1987 general election
Conservative — 376
Labour — 229
Lib Dem — 22
Others — 23

Table: 1987 general election results summary
Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % ±%
  Conservative 376 9 30 –21 13,760,935 42.2 –0.2
  Labour 229 26 6 +20 10,029,270 30.8 +3.2
  Liberal Democrat/SDP Alliance 22 5 6 –1 7,341,651 22.6 –2.8
  Scottish National 3 3 2 +1 416,473 1.3 +0.2
  Ulster Unionist 9 0 2 –2 276,230 0.8 0.0
  SDLP 3 2 0 +2 154,067 0.5 0.0
  Plaid Cymru 3 1 0 +1 123,599 0.4 0.0
  Democratic Unionist 3 0 0 0 85,642 0.3 –0.2
  Sinn Féin 1 1 0 0 83,389 0.3 0.0
  Ulster Popular Unionist 1 0 0 0 18,420 0.1 0.0

Source: House of Commons Information Office (pdf)

BBC coverage of the 1987 general election results



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