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Westminster By-election (NI) - Thursday 9 April 1981

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Westminster By-election (NI)
Thursday 9 April 1981


The following are the (draft) results from the first of two Westminster by-elections held in the Fermanagh-South Tyrone constituency in 1981. The first by-election, held on Thursday 9 April, was contested by just two candidates; Harry West of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Bobby Sands who had been on Hunger Strike since 1 March that year.

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

Fermanagh-South Tyrone:

Sands, Bobby (Anti-H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner) 30,492
West, Harry (Ulster Unionist Party) 29,046

Anti-H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner majority: 1,446; Electorate 72,283; Turnout: 86.9%

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