1983 United Kingdom general election in Scotland


These are the results of the 1983 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The election was held on Thursday 9 June 1983 and all 72 seats in Scotland were contested.[1]

1983 United Kingdom general election

 1979 9 June 1983 1987 

All 72 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout72.7%, 4.14%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Michael Foot Margaret Thatcher
Party Labour Conservative Alliance
Leader since 10 November 1980 11 February 1975
Last election 44 seats, 41.5% 22 seats, 31.4% 3 seats, 9.0%
Seats won 41 21 8
Seat change 3 1 5
Popular vote 990,654 801,487 692,634
Percentage 35.1% 28.4% 24.5%
Swing 6.5% 3.0% 15.5%

  Fourth party
 
Leader Gordon Wilson
Party SNP
Leader since 15 September 1979
Last election 2 seats, 17.3%
Seats won 2
Seat change
Popular vote 331,975
Percentage 11.8%
Swing 5.5%

Results of the 1983 election in Scotland

MPs


List of MPs for constituencies in Scotland (1983–1987)

Results


Party Seats Seats
change
Votes % %
change
Labour 41 3 990,654 35.1 6.5
Conservative 21 1 801,487 28.4 3.0
Alliance 8 5 692,634 24.5 15.5
SNP 2 331,975 11.8 5.5
Other 0 7,830 0.3 0.2
Turnout: 2,824,580 72.7

Votes summary

Popular vote
Labour
35.1%
Conservative
28.4%
Alliance
24.5%
SNP
11.8%
Other
0.3%
Parliament seats
Labour
56.94%
Conservative
29.16%
Alliance
11.11%
SNP
2.77%

References