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OUTLINE RESULTS OF BY-ELECTIONS

SINCE THE 1992 GENERAL ELECTION


By David Boothroyd, posted to uk.politics.electoral in February 1997


Explanatory Note:
The results given are largely self-explanatory, but two points should be noted. Many of those candidates marked as Independents contested the byelections on a specific policy theme and not as an Independent candidate. Frequently candidates who are to all intents and purposes Independents start a nominal political party of which they are the only candidate.

With regard to the swing, this is the conventional (Conservative/Labour) swing counted using votes as a percentage of all votes. A positive swing is to the Conservatives, negative swings are to Labour.

An asterisk indicates a forfeited deposit (where the candidate fails to poll one-twentieth of the total vote, ie 5%).


BERKSHIRE, NEWBURY [289]
(Death of Sybil Judith Chaplin on 19th February 1993)
Date Electors T'out Candidate   Party Votes %  Change
1993 81,081 71.3 D.D. Rendel  L Dem 37,590 65.1 +27.8
(6/5)    J.T. Davidson  C  15,535 26.9 -29.0
     S. Billcliffe  Lab  1,151* 2.0 - 4.0
     A. Sked   AFL  601* 1.0
     A.P.P. Bannon  Ind C  561* 1.0
     S.G.B. Martin  Ind  435* 0.7
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP  432* 0.7
     J.P. Wallis  GP  341* 0.6 - 0.2
     R.G. Marlar  Ind  338* 0.6
     J.E.D.D. Browne  Ind C  267* 0.5
     Miss L. St. Clair Cor P  170* 0.3
     W.O. Board   Ind  84* 0.1
     M.R.S. Grenville  NLP  60* 0.1
     J.R. Day   Ind  49* 0.1
     C.R. Palmer  21st CP 40* 0.1
     M. Grbin   Ind  33* 0.1
     A.W. Page   SD   33* 0.1
     Ms. A.G. Murphy  CPGB  32* 0.0
     M.S. Stone   Ind  21* 0.0
         maj. 22,055 38.2
Swing -12.53       L Dem gain from C

DORSET, CHRISTCHURCH [337]
(Death of Robert James Adley on 13th May 1993)
1993 71,868 74.2 Mrs. D.M. Maddock L Dem 33,164 62.2 +38.6
(29/7)    R.A. Hayward   C  16,737 31.4 -32.2
     N.J.D. Lickley  Lab  1,453* 2.7 - 9.4
     A. Sked   AFL  878* 1.6
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP  404* 0.8
     A.P.P. Bannon  Ind C  357* 0.7
     P.G. Newman  Ind  80* 0.2
     Ms. T. Bardot-Jackson Ind  67* 0.1
     P.A. Hollyman  Ind  60* 0.1
     J.P. Crockard  Ind  48* 0.1
     M.R.F. Griffiths  NLP  45* 0.1 - 0.3
     M.D. Belcher   Ind  23* 0.0
     K. Fitzhugh  Ind  18* 0.0
     J.R. Walley  Rainbow 16* 0.0
         maj. 16,427 30.8
Swing -11.37       L Dem gain from C

ROTHERHAM [228]
(Death of James Boyce on 25th January 1994)
1994 61,327 43.7 D. MacShane  Lab 14,912 55.6 - 8.3
(5/5)    D.B. Wildgoose  L Dem  7,958 29.7 +17.4
     N.J. Gibb   C  2,649 9.9 -13.9
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP 1,114* 4.2
     K. Laycock   NLP  173* 0.6
         maj. 6,954 25.9
Swing -2.77         Lab hold

BARKING AND DAGENHAM, BARKING [1]
(Death of Josephine Richardson on 1st February 1994)
1994 49,635 38.3 Ms. M.E. Hodge  Lab 13,704 72.1 +20.5
(9/6)    G.L. White   L Dem  2,290 12.0 - 2.5
     Ms. T.M. May   C  1,976 10.4 -23.5
     G.A. Needs   NF  551* 2.9
     G.J. Batten  UKIP  406* 2.1
     Ms. H.R. Butensky NLP  90* 0.5
         maj. 11,414 60.1
Swing -21.96         Lab hold

BARKING AND DAGENHAM, DAGENHAM [2]
(Resignation of Bryan Charles Gould on 17th May 1994)
1994 58,123 37.0 Ms. J.A. Church  Lab 15,474 72.0 +19.7
(9/6)    J.P.J. Fairrie  C  2,130 9.9 -26.4
     P.G. Dunphy  L Dem  1,804 8.4 - 3.1
     J.H. Tyndall   BNP  1,511 7.0
     P. Compobassi  UKIP  457* 2.1
     M.C. Leighton  NLP  116* 0.5
         maj. 13,344 62.1
Swing -23.06         Lab hold

NEWHAM, NEWHAM NORTH EAST [64]
(Death of Ronald Leighton on 2nd March 1994)
1994 56,228 34.8 S.C. Timms   Lab 14,668 74.9 +16.6
(9/6)    P. Hammond   C  2,850 14.6 -16.0
     A.J. Kellaway  Ind L Dem 821* 4.2
     A.J.E. Scholefield  UKIP  509* 2.6
     Ms. J. Homeless  Ind  342* 1.7
     R. Archer   NLP  228* 1.2
     Ms. V. Garman  Ind  155* 0.8
         maj. 11,818 60.3
Swing -16.30         Lab hold

BRADFORD, SOUTH [116]
(Death of George Robert Cryer on 13th April 1994)
1994 69,521 44.2 G. Sutcliffe   Lab 17,014 55.3 + 7.7
(9/6)    Ms. H. Wright  L Dem  7,350 23.9 +10.2
     R.M. Farley  C  5,475 17.8 -20.6
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP  727* 2.4
     K. Laycock   NLP  187* 0.6
         maj. 9,664 31.4
Swing -14.12         Lab hold

EASTLEIGH [150]
(Death of Stephen David Wyatt Milligan on 6th February 1994)
1994 94,116 58.7 D.W.G. Chidgey  L Dem 24,473 44.3 +16.3
(9/6)    Ms. M.P. Birks  Lab 15,234 27.6 + 6.8
     S.H. Reid   C  13,675 24.7 -26.5
     N.P. Farage  UKIP  952* 1.7
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP  783* 1.4
     P.N. Warburton  NLP  145* 0.3
         maj. 9,239 16.7
Swing -16.68       L Dem gain from C

MONKLANDS, EAST [587]
(Death of Rt. Hon. John Smith on 12th May 1994)
1994 48,724 70.0 Mrs. H.L. Liddell Lab 16,960 49.8 -11.5
(30/6)    Mrs. K.M. Ullrich SNP 15,320 44.9 +26.9
     S. Gallagher   L Dem  878* 2.6 - 2.0
     Mrs. G.S. Bell  C   799* 2.3 -13.7
     Ms. A. Bremner  Ind  69* 0.2
     D.J. Patterson  NLP  58* 0.2
         maj. 1,640 4.9
Swing -1.09         Lab hold

DUDLEY, WEST [148]
(Death of Dr. John Graham Blackburn on 12th October 1994)
1994 87,972 47.0 I.P. Pearson   Lab 28,400 68.8 +28.0
(15/12)   G.E. Postles   C  7,706 18.7 -30.2
     M.P.J. Hadley  L Dem  3,154 7.6 - 2.8
     M.R. Floyd   UKIP  590* 1.4
     A. Carmichael  NF  561* 1.4
     M.S. Hyde   L   548* 1.3
     M.H. Nattrass  NB  146* 0.3
     Mrs. M.D. Nicholson Ind  77* 0.2
     J.D. Oldbury   NLP  70* 0.2
     C.R. Palmer  21st CP 55* 0.1
         maj. 20,694 50.1
Swing -29.12       Lab gain from C

GWENT, ISLWYN [553]
(Resignation of Rt. Hon. Neil Gordon Kinnock on 19th January 1995, 
on appointment as a Commissioner of the European Union)
1995  50,971 45.4 J.D. Touhig  Lab 16,030 69.2 - 5.1
(16/2)    Ms. J. Davies  PC  2,933 12.7 + 8.8
     J.G. Bushell   L Dem  2,448 10.6 + 4.9
     R.J. Buckland  C   913* 3.9 -10.9
     L.D. Sutch   MRLP  506* 2.2 + 0.9
     H. Moelwyn Hughes UKIP  289* 1.2
     T.P. Rees   NLP  47* 0.2
         maj. 13,097 56.5
Swing -2.90         Lab hold
TAYSIDE, PERTH AND KINROSS [634]
(Death of Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn on 19th February 1995)
1995  67,983 61.7 Ms. R. Cunningham  SNP 16,931 40.4 + 4.4
(25/5)   D.G. Alexander  Lab  9,620 23.0 +10.5
    J.P. Godfrey  C  8,990 21.4 -18.7
    Mrs. V. Linklater  L Dem  4,952 11.8 + 0.4
    L.D. Sutch   MRLP  586* 1.4
    Ms. V.T. Linacre  UKIP  504* 1.2
    R.C.L. Harper   GP  223* 0.5
    M.A. Halford  Ind C  88* 0.2
    G.D. Black   NLP  54* 0.1
         maj. 7,311 17.4
Swing -14.60       SNP gain from C

NORTH DOWN [648]
(Death of Sir James Alexander Kilfedder on 20th March 1995)
1995  70,872 38.6 R.L. McCartney  Ind UU 10,124 37.0
(15/6)   R.A. McFarland  UU  7,232 26.4
    Sir O.J. Napier  APNI 6,970 25.4 +10.7
    A.A. Chambers   Ind UU 2,170 7.9
    S.E. Sexton   C   583* 2.1 -29.8
    M.A.B. Brooks   Ind  108* 0.4
    C.C. Carter   Ind  101* 0.4
    J.M. Anderson   NLP  100* 0.4 - 0.2
         maj. 2,892 10.6
        Ind UU gain from UPUP

GREATER MANCHESTER, LITTLEBOROUGH AND SADDLEWORTH [364]
(Death of Geoffrey Kenneth Dickens on 17th May 1995)
1995  66,279 63.6 C. Davies   L Dem 16,231 38.5 + 2.7
(27/7)   P.J. Woolas   Lab 14,238 33.8 +13.9
    J. Hudson   C  9,934 23.6 -20.7
    L.D. Sutch   MRLP  782* 1.8
    J. Whittaker  UKIP  549* 1.3
    P.A. Douglas  Ind C  193* 0.5
    M. Blobby   Ind  105* 0.2
    A.R. Pitts   SPGB  46* 0.1
    L.D. McLaren  Ind Lab 33* 0.1
    C.R. Palmer   21st CP 25* 0.1
         maj. 1,993 4.7
Swing -17.28       L Dem gain from C

WEST YORKSHIRE, HEMSWORTH [521]
(Death of Derek Anthony Enright on 31st October 1995)
1996  55,679 39.5 J.H. Trickett   Lab 15,817 71.9 + 1.1
(1/2)    N.J. Hazell   C  1,942 8.8 - 9.8
    J.A.D. Ridgeway  L Dem  1,516 6.9 - 3.7
    Mrs. B.D. Nixon  S Lab P 1,193 5.4
    L.D. Sutch   MRLP  652* 3.0
    P. Davis   UKIP  455* 2.1
    Ms. P. Alexander  GP  157* 0.7
    M.C. Thomas   Ind  122* 0.6
    M.P. Cooper   N Dem  111* 0.5
    Ms. D.J. Leighton  NLP  28* 0.1
         maj. 13,875 63.1
Swing -5.43         Lab hold

STAFFORDSHIRE, SOUTH EAST STAFFORDSHIRE [471]
(Death of Sir David Lincoln Lightbown on 12th December 1995)
1996  70,199 62.0 B.D. Jenkins  Lab 26,155 60.1 +22.0
(11/4)   T.D.R. James  C  12,393 28.5 -22.2
    Ms. J.M. Davy   L Dem  2,042* 4.7 - 4.9
    A.L.W. Smith  UKIP 1,272* 2.9
    L.D. Sutch   MRLP  506* 1.2
    Ms. S.J. Edwards  N Dem  358* 0.8
    S.J. Mountford  L   332* 0.8
    L.J. Tucker   Ind C  123* 0.3
    N. Bunny   Ind  85* 0.2
    N.A.W. Samuelson  Ind  80* 0.2
    D.J. Lucas   NLP  53* 0.1
    F.J. Sandy   Ind  53* 0.1
    A.S. Wood   Ind  45* 0.1
         maj. 13,762 31.6
Swing -22.06       Lab gain from C

BARNSLEY, EAST [89]
(Death of Terry Patchett on 11th October 1996)
1996  53,115 33.7 J. Ennis   Lab 13,683 76.4 - 0.7
(12/12)    D.G. Willis   L Dem  1,502 8.4 - 0.3
    Ms. J.E. Ellison  C  1,299 7.3 - 6.9
    W.K. Capstick   S Lab P  949 5.3
    Count N.D. Tolstoy UKIP  378* 2.1
    Ms. J.E. Hyland  Ind Soc 89* 0.5
         maj. 12,181 68.0
Swing -3.08         Lab hold

MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL SOUTH [431]
(Death of George Barrington Porter on 3rd November 1996)
1997  60,512 71.5 J.K. Chapman   Lab  22,767 52.6 +18.0
(27/2)   L.T. Byrom   C  14,879 34.4 -16.5
    Ms. H.F. Clucas  L Dem 4,357 10.1 - 3.0
    R.A.E. North   UKIP  410* 0.9
    H.D. Bence   Ind  184* 0.4
    M. Cullen   S Lab P 156* 0.4
    P.A. Gott   Ind C 148* 0.3
    R.S. Taylor   Ind  132* 0.3
    S. Anthony   Ind  124* 0.3
    G.S. Mead   NLP  52* 0.1 - 0.2
    C.R. Palmer   21st CP  44* 0.1
    F.G. Astbury   Ind  40* 0.1
         maj. 7,888 18.2
Swing -17.24       Lab gain from C

WEST MIDLANDS, MERIDEN [499]
(Death of Iain Campbell Mills on 13th January 1997)
Seat vacant (C)

SOUTH YORKSHIRE, DON VALLEY [512]
(Death of Martin Redmond on 16th January 1997)
Seat vacant (Lab)

TOTAL VOTES CAST AT BYELECTIONS 1993-7
Electorate:  1,174,205
Turnout:  52.9%
Party  Votes % Change Candidates Seats
Lab   257,280 41.4 + 3.6 17   12
L Dem   151,709 24.4 + 8.5 16  4
C   120,465 19.4 -20.1 18  -
SNP   32,251 5.2  2  1
Ind UU   12,294 2.0  2  1
AFL/UKIP  8,250 1.3   14  -
UU   7,232 1.2  1  -
APNI   6,970 1.2  1  -
MRLP   6,492 1.0   10  -
Ind   3,078 0.5   28  -
PC   2,933 0.5  1  -
S Lab P   2,298 0.4  3  -
Ind C   1,737 0.3  7  -
NF/N Dem  1,581 0.3  4  -
BNP   1,511 0.3  1  -
NLP   1,506 0.3   16  -
L    880 0.1  2  -
Ind L Dem   821 0.1  1  -
GP   721 0.1  3  -
Cor P   170 0.0  1  -
21st CP   164 0.0  4  -
NB   146 0.0  1  -
Ind Soc   89 0.0  1  -
SPGB    46 0.0  1  -
Ind Lab   33 0.0  1  -
SD    33 0.0  1  -
CPGB    32 0.0  1  -
Rainbow   16 0.0  1  -
 Total  620,738 100.0  159   18
1992 General Election in the same seats:
C   354,825 39.5   18  8
Lab   339,763 37.9   17  9
L Dem   142,639 15.9   17  -
SNP   24,655 2.7  2  -
UPUP   19,305 2.2  1  1
APNI   6,611 0.7  1  -
UDUP   4,414 0.5  1  -
PC/GP   1,606 0.2  1  -
GP   1,123 0.1  2  -
SD   895 0.1  1  -
NLP    680 0.1  3  -
MRLP   547 0.1  1  -
Ind    175 0.0  1  -
IPB    156 0.0  1  -
 Total  897,394 100.0   67   18
Average Swing -11.86

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