GENERAL ELECTION 1979

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of candidates' addresses to electors and other publicity materialcollected by the main library for the general, European and some localelections.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 1979 General Election the Conservative Party won with 13,697,923 votes(43.9 per cent). The Labour Party gained 11,535,218 votes (36.9 per cent), the Liberal Party4,313,804 votes (13.8 per cent), the Scottish National Party 504,259 votes (1.6 per cent),the National Front 191,719 votes (0.6 per cent) and the Communist Party 16,858 votes(0.1 per cent).

Arrangement

Two boxes

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

BLPES

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist and list ondatabase available

Conditions Governing Use

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