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By-election summary results from 1997 to 2001

The tables below show results for all UK by-elections held for seats at Westminster from the 1997 general election to 2001, arranged in chronological order.


Constituency Result Member Majority Swing From/To Turnout Reason Date
Uxbridge C hold John Randall 3766 5 L to C 55.5 Death of Sir Michael Shersby 31/7/97
Paisley South L hold Douglas Alexander 2731 11.2 L to SNP 43.1 Death of Gordon McMaster 6/11/97
Beckenham C hold Jacqui Lait 1227 2.6 C to L 43.6 Resignation of Piers Merchant 20/11/97
Winchester LD hold Mark Oaten 21556 19.8 C to LD 68.7 Re-run after result challenged 20/11/97
Leeds Central L hold Hilary Benn 2293 20.5 L to LD 19.6 Death of Derek Fatchett 10/6/99
Eddisbury C hold Stephen O'Brien 1606 1.1 L to C 51.4 Sir Alastair Goodlad resigned 22/7/99
Hamilton South L hold Bill Tynan 556 22.6 L to SNP 41.3 George Robertson granted peerage 23/9/99
Wigan L hold Neil Turner 6729 6.1 L to LD 25 Death of Rogert Stott 23/9/99
Kensington & Chelsea C hold Michael Portillo 6706 4.4 L to C 29.7 Death of Alan Clarke 25/11/99
Ceredigion PC hold Simon Thomas 4948 8.2 L to LD 45.6 Resignation of Cynog Dafis 3/2/00
Romsey LD gain Sandra Gidley 3311 12.6 C to LD 55.5 Death of Michael Colvi 4/5/00
Tottenham L hold David Lammy 5646 12.1 L to LD 25.4 Death of Bernie Grant 22/6/00
South Antrim DUP gain Rev William McCrae 822 30.1 UUP to DUP 43 Death of Clifford Forsythe 21/9/00
Preston L hold Mark Hendrick 4426 9.1 L to C 29.6 Death of Audrey Wise 23/11/00
Glascow Anniesland L hold John Robertson 6337 6.7 L to SNP 38.4 Death of Donald Dewar 23/11/00
West Bromich West L hold Adrian Bailey 3232 N/A N/A 27.6 Resignation of Betty Boothroyd 23/11/00
Falkirk West L hold Eric Joyce 705 16.1 L to SNP 36.2 Resignation of Dennis Canavan 21/12/00

Source: House of Commons Research Paper 01/36