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By-election results from 2001 to 2005

The tables below show results for all UK by-elections held for seats at Westminster from the 2001 general election to 2005, with the most recent first. A chart showing by-election turnout is also available.


Hartlepool

Held 30th September 2004
Due to resignation of Peter Mandelson for European Commissioner post

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Iain Wright MP Iain Wright Labour 12,752 40.7 -18.5
Majority - 2,003 Jody Dunn Lib Dem 10,719 34.2 +19.2
Turnout - 45.8% Stephen Allison UKIP 3,193 10.2 -
Electorate - 68,517
Jeremy Middleton Conservative 3,044 9.7 -11.1
Swing - John Bloom Respect 572 1.8  
Lab to LD 18.82% Iris Ryder Green 255 0.8  
  James Starkey NF 246 0.8  
  Paul Watson Fathers for Justice 139 0.4  
  Christopher Herriot Socialist Labour 95 0.3  
  Richard Rodgers Common Good 91 0.3  
  Philip Berriman Independent 90    
  Alan Hope Monster Raving Looney 80    
  Ronnie Carrol Independent 45    
  Edward Abrams English Democrats 41    


Birmingham Hodge Hill

15th July 2004
Due to resignation of Terry Davis on 22/6/04 for Council of Europe post

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Liam Byrne MP Liam Byrne Labour 7,451 36.45 -29.6
Majority - 460 Nicola Davies Lib Dem 6,991 34.20 +25.8
Turnout - 37.9% Stephen Eyre Con 3,543 17.33 -3.3
Electorate - 53,940 John Rees Respect 1,282 6.27  
Swing - James Starkey NF 805 3.94  
Lab to LD 26.75% Mark Wheatley Eng Dem 277 1.36  
  James Hargreaves OCV 90 0.44  


Leicester South

15th July 2004
Due to death of Jim Marshall on 27/5/04

  Lib Dem gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Parmjit Gill MP Parmjit Singh Gill Lib Dem 10,274 34.94 +17.7
Majority - 1,654 Sir Peter Soulsby Labour 8,620 29.31 -25.2
Turnout - 40.6% Chris Heaton-Harris Con 5,796 19.71 -3.4
Electorate - 72,514 Yvonne Ridley Respect 3,724 12.66 -
Swing - David Roberts Soc Lab 263 0.89 -0.7
Lab to LD 21.46% RU Seerious Loony 225 0.77 -
  Patrick Kennedy Independent 204 0.69 -
  Paul Lord Independent 186 0.63 -
    Mark Benson Independent 55 0.19 -
  Jiten Bardwaj Independent 36 0.12 -
  Alan Barrett Independent 25 0.09  


Brent East

18th September 2003
Due to death of Paul Daisley on 19/6/2003

  Lib Dem gain  Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Sarah Teather MP Sarah Teather Lib Dem 8,158 39.12 +28.6
Majority - 1,118 Robert Evans Labour 7,040 33.76 -29.5
Turnout - 36.2% Uma Fernandes Con 3,368 16.5 -2
Electorate - 52,209 Noel Lynch Green 638 3.06  
Swing - Brian Butterworth Soc All 361 1.73  
Lab to Lib Dem 29% Khidori Fawzi Ibrahim PSNW 219 1.05  
  Winston McKenzie Ind 197 0.94  
  Kelly McBride Ind 189 0.91  
    Harold Immanuel Ind Lab 188 0.90  
  Brian Hall UKIP 140 0.67  
  Iris Cremer Soc Lab 111 0.53  
  Neil Walsh Ind 101 0.48  


Ogmore

14 February 2002
Due to death of Ray Powell on 7/12/2001

Labour hold  Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Huw Irranca-Davis Huw Irranca-Davis Lab 9,548 52 - 10
Majority - 5,721 Bleddyn Hancock PC 3,827 20.8 + 6.8
Turnout - 35.2% Veronica Watkins Lib Dem 1,608 8.8 - 4.0
Electorate - 52,209 Guto Bebb Con 1,377 7.5 - 3.7
Swing Lab to PC Christopher Herriot Soc Lab 1,152 6.3  
  Jonathan Spink Green 250 1.4  
  Jeffrey Hurford Welsh Soc All 205 1.1  
  Leslie Edwards Official Loony 187 1.0  
    Captain Beany NMBP 122 0.7  
  Rev David Braid Independent 100 0.5  


Ipswich

22 November 2001
Due to death of Jamie Cann 15/10/2001

  Labour hold  Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
  Chris Mole MP Chris Mole Lab 11,881 43.4 - 8.0
Majority - 4,087 Paul West Con 7,794 28.4 - 2.1
Turnout - 40.2% Teresa Munt Lib Dem 6,146 22.4 + 7.2
Electorate - 68,244 David Cooper CPA 581 2.1  
Swing Lab to LD Jonathan Wright UKIP 276 1.0  
  Tony Slade Green 255 0.9  
  John Ramirez Leg Can All 236 0.9  
  Peter Leech Soc. All. 152 0.6  
    Nicholas Windskill Eng Ind 84 0.3  


Other changes since the 2001 general election

Paul Marsden - Shrewsbury and Atcham - defected from Labour to Lib Dem - 10/12/2001

Andrew Hunter - Basingstoke - resigned Conservative whip - 2/10/2002

Martin Smyth - Belfast South - resigned Ulster Unionist whip - 23/6/2003

David Burnside - Belfast South - resigned Ulster Unionist whip - 23/6/2003

Jeffrey Donaldson - Belfast South - resigned Ulster Unionist whip - 23/6/2003

George Galloway - Glascow Kelvin - expelled from Labour 23/10/2003

Jeffrey Donaldson - Lagan Valley - defected to Democratic Unionist Party - 5/1/2004

Martin Smyth - Belfast South - retook Ulster Unionist whip - 9/1/2004

David Burnside - Antrim South - retook Ulster Unionist whip - 9/1/2004

Ann Winterton - Congleton - Conservative whip withdrawn - 25/2/2004

Terry Davis - Birmingham Hodge Hill - resigned for Council of Europe post - 22/6/04

John Swinney - Tayside North - resigned as leader of the SNP - 22/6/04

Peter Mandelson - Hartlepool - resigned after appointment as European Commissioner - 8/9/04

Andrew Hunter - Basingstoke - Ind. Conservative took DUP whip - 10/12/04

David Blunkett - Sheffield Brightside - Resigned as Home Secretary - 15/12/04

Robert Jackson - Wantage - defected from Conservative to Labour - 15/1/05

Robert Kilroy-Silk - East Midlands MEP - left UKIP to form own party - 21/1/05

Howard Flight - Arundel & South Downs - Tory whip withdrawn - 25/3/05

Brian Sedgemore - Hackney South & Shoreditch - defected to Lib Dems - 26/4/05

 
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