1987 United Kingdom general election in Wales


The 1987 United Kingdom general election in Wales took place on 11 June 1987 for all 38 Welsh seats to the House of Commons. The Labour Party again won a majority of Welsh MPs, gaining four seats for a total of 24 out of 38. The governing Conservatives lost six seats, with the SDP-Liberal Alliance and Plaid Cymru gaining one each.

United Kingdom general election, 1987 (Wales)

 1983 11 June 1987 1992 

All 38 Welsh seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Neil Kinnock Margaret Thatcher
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 11 February 1975
Last election 20 seats, 37.5% 14 seats, 31.0%
Seats won 24 8
Seat change 4 6
Popular vote 765,209 501,316
Percentage 45.1% 29.5%
Swing 7.6% 1.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Party Alliance Plaid Cymru
Leader since
1984
Last election 2 seats, 23.2% 2 seats, 7.8%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 304,230 123,599
Percentage 17.9% 7.3%
Swing 5.3% 0.5%

However, across the UK the Conservatives won a landslide majority and continued in office for a third term.[1]

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the 1987 general election in Wales.[2]

Party Seats Votes
TotalGainsLosses Net +/- % seats Total votes % votes Change
Labour 24 4 0 4 63.2 765,209 45.1 7.6
Conservative 8 0 6 6 21.1 501,316 29.5 1.5
Alliance 3 1 0 1 7.9 304,230 17.9 5.3
Plaid Cymru 3 1 0 1 7.9 123,599 7.3 0.5
Other parties 0 0 0 3,742 0.2 0.2

References


  1. "GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS, 11 JUNE 1987" (PDF). 1989. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. "GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS, 11 JUNE 1987" (PDF). 1989. Retrieved 30 July 2018.