Elections to the United Kingdom Parliament held in Northern Ireland
General Election of Thursday 9 June 1983
There were significant changes to all of the constituencies in Northern Ireland, as representation was increased from 12 to 17 seats to reflect the end of devolved government.
Changes since 1979
There were three by elections in Northern Ireland following the 1979 General Elections - two of them were in Fermanagh and Tyrone South. The thrid was in Belfast South.
On 17 December 1985 all 15 of Northern Ireland's unionist MPs resigned in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement which had been signed at Hillsborough Castle on 15 November 1985 by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald. (See the BBC Wars and Conflict website.) At the subsequent by elections, all the MPs stood for re-election and all were returned, except for James Nicholson in Newry & Armagh.