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Westminster By-election (NI)
Thursday 4 March 1982

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Westminster By-election (NI)
Thursday 4 March 1982

This is a draft (v1) of the results of the 1982 Westminster by-election.


The following provides the results from the Westminster by-election held in the Belfast South constituency of Northern Ireland on Thursday 4 March 1982. The vacancy arose following the murder of Ulster Unionist MP, Rev. Robert Bradford the previous November.

Constituency Results

The results for the constituency contain the following information:
Name of constituency
Name of candidate (Party) Number of votes
Party majority: Electorate: Turnout: (%)

Belfast South: Thursday 4 March 1982

Smyth, Rev. M. (Ulster Unionist Party) 17,123
Cook, D. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 11,726
McCrea, Rev. William (Democratic Unionist Party) 9,818
McDonnell, Dr. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 3,839
McMichael, J. (Ulster Loyalist Democratic Party) 576
Caul, B. (United Labour Party) 303
Narain, J. (One Human Family) 137
Hall-Raleigh, S. (Peace State) 12

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 5,397; Electorate 66,219; Turnout: 66.2%

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