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By-election results from 2005 to 2010

The tables below show results for all UK by-elections held for seats at Westminster from the 2005 general election to 2010, with the most recent first. A chart showing by-election turnout is also available.



Glasgow North East

Held on 12th November 2009
Due to the resignation of Speaker Michael Martin on 21st June 2009
2005 Glasgow North East general election result

  Lab gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
William Bain William Bain Labour 12,231 59.26
Majority: 8,111 David Kerr Scottish National 4,120 19.96 +2.3
Turnout: 33.02% Ruth Davidson Conservative 1,075 5.21
  Charlie Baillie BNP 1,013 4.91 +1.7
  Tommy Sheridan Solidarity 794 3.85
  Eileen Baxendale Liberal Democrat 474 2.3
  David Doherty Scottish Green 332 1.61
  John Smeaton Independent 258 1.25
  Kevin McVey Scottish Socialist 152 0.74 −4.2
  Mikey Hughes Independent 54 0.26
  Louise McDaid Socialist Labour 47 0.23 −14
  Mev Brown Independent 32 0.16
  Colin Campbell TILT 13 0.06

Norwich North

Held on 23rd July 2009
Due to the resignation of Labour MP Ian Gibson on 5th June 2009
2005 Norwich North general election result

  Conservative gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Conservative 13,591 39.54 +6.3
Majority: 7,348 Chris Ostrowski Labour 6,243 18.16 −26.7
Turnout: 45.88% April Pond Lib Dem 4,803 13.97 −2.23
Swing: 16.5% Glenn Tingle UKIP 4,068 11.83 +9.43
- Lab to Con Rupert Read Green 3,350 9.74 +7.04
  Craig Murray Ind 953 2.77
  Robert West BNP 941 2.74
  Bill Holden Ind 166 0.48
  Howling Laud Monster 144 0.4
  Anne Fryatt NOTA 59 0.17
  Thomas Burridge Libertarian 36 0.10
  Peter Baggs Ind 23 0.07

Glenrothes

Held on 6th November 2008
Due to the death of Labour MP John MacDougall
2005 Glenrothes general election result

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Lindsay Roy Lindsay Roy Labour 19,946 55 +3.2
Majority: 6,737 Peter Grant Scottish National 13,209 36.5 +13.13
Turnout: 52.34% Maurice Golden Conservative 1,381 3.8 −3.28
Electorate: 69,155 Harry Wills Lib Dem 947 2.6 −10.04
Swing: 4.96% Jim Parker Scottish Seniors 296 0.8
- Lab to SNP Morag Balfour Scottish Socialist 212 0.6 −1.3
  Kris Seunarine UKIP 117 0.3 −0.85
  Louise McLeary Solidarity 87 0.2 +0.24

Glasgow East

Held on 24th July 2008
Due to the resignation of Labour MP David Marshall on health grounds
2005 Glasgow East general election result

  SNP Gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
John Mason John Mason SNP 11,277 43 +26.06
Majority: 365 Margaret Curran Labour 10,912 41.69 -18.99
Turnout: 42.25% Davena Rankin Conservative 1,639 6.26 -0.64
Electorate: 62,051 Ian Robertson Lib Dem 915 3.5 -8.35
Swing: 22.5% Frances Curran SSP 555 2.12 -1.42
- Lab to SNP Tricia McLeish Solidarity 512 1.96  
  Dr Eileen Duke Scottish Greens 232 0.89  
  Chris Creighton Independent 67 0.26  
  Hamish Howitt F4C 65 0.25  

Haltemprice & Howden

Held on 10th July 2008
Due to the resignation of Conservative MP David Davis
2005 Haltemprice & Howden general election result

  Conservatives hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
David Davis David Davis Conservative 17,113 71.6 +24.1
Majority: 15,355 Shan Oakes Green 1,758 7.4  
Turnout: 341% Joanne Robinson Eng Dems 1,714 7.2  
Electorate:70,100 Tess Culnane NF 544 2.3  
Swing: Gemma Dawn Garrett Miss GB 521 2.2  
  Jill Saward Independent 492 2.1  
  Mad Cow-Girl Loony 412 1.7  
  Walter Edward Sweeney Independent 238 1.0  
  John Nicholson Independent 162 0.7  
  David Craig Independent 135 0.6  
  David Pinder The New Party 135 0.6  
  David Icke Independent 110 0.5  
  Hamish Howitt Freedom 4 Choice 91 0.4  
  Christopher John Talbot Socialist Equality 84 0.4  
  Grace Christine Astley Independent 77 0.3  
  George Hargreaves Christian Party 76 0.3  
  David Laurence Bishop Elvis 44 0.2  
  John Randle Upex Independent 38 0.2  
  Greg Wood Independent 32 0.1  
  Eamonn Fitzpatrick Independent 31 0.1  
  Ronnie Carroll Make Politicians History 29 0.1  
  Thomas Darwood Independent 25 0.1  
  Christopher Mark Foren Independent 23 0.1  
  Herbert Crossman Independent 11 0.0  
  Tony Farnon Independent 8 0.0  
  Norman Scarth Independent 8 0.0  

Henley

Held on 26th June 2008
Due to the resignation of Conservative MP Boris Johnson after becoming London Mayor
2005 Henley general election result

  Conservatives hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
John Howell John Howell Conservative 19,796 56.95 +3.46
Majority: 10,116 Stephen Kearney Lib Dem 9,680 27.85 +1.84
Turnout: 50.32% Mark Stevenson Green 1,321 3.80 +0.54
Electorate: 69,086 Timothy Rait BNP 1,243 3.58 -
Swing: 16.5% Lab to Con Richard McKenzie Labour 1,066 3.07 -11.68
  Chris Adams UKIP 843 2.43 -0.07
  Bananaman Owen Loony 242 0.7 -
  Derek Allpass English Dems 157 0.45 -
  Amanda Harrington Independent 128 0.37 -
  Dick Rodgers Common Good 121 0.35 -
  Louise Cole Independent 91 0.26 -
  Harry Bear Fur Play 73 0.21 -

Crewe and Nantwich

Held on 22nd May 2008
Due to the death of Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody
2005 Crewe and Nantwich general election result

  Conservative gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Conservative 20,539 49.49 +16.93
Majority: 7,860 Tamsin Dunwoody Labour 12,679 30.55 -18.29
Turnout: 58.2% Elizabeth Shenton Lib Dem 6,040 14.55 -4.03
Electorate:71,963 Mike Nattrass UKIP 922 2.22  
Swing: 17.61% Robert Smith Green 359 0.87  
Lab to Con David Roberts Eng Dem 275 0.66  
  The Flying Brick Loony 236 0.57  
  Mark Walklate Independent 217 0.52  
  Paul Thorogood Cut Tax on Diesel and Petrol 118 0.28  
  Gemma Garrett Beauties for Britain 113 0.27  

Ealing Southall

Held 19th July 2007
Due to the death of Labour MP Piara Khabra
2005 general election result

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour 15,188 41.5 -7.28
Majority: 5,070 Nigel Bakhai Lib Dem 10,118 27.6 +3.19
Turnout: 42.9% Tony Lit Conservative 8,230 22.5 +0.91
Electorate: 85,262 Sarah Edwards Green 1,135 3.1 -1.52
Swing:5.24% Salvinder Singh Dillon Respect 588 1.6  
Lab to Lib Dems KT Rajan UKIP 285 0.8  
  Yaqub Masih Christian Party 280 0.8  
  Jasdev Rai Independent 275 0.8  
  John Cartwright Loony 188 0.5  
  Sati Chaggar English Dem 152 0.4  
  Gulbash Singh Independent 92 0.3  
  Kuldeep Singh Grewal Independent 87 0.2  

Sedgefield

Held 19th July 2007
Due to the resignation of Labour MP Tony Blair
2005 general election result

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Philip Wilson MP Philip Wilson Labour 12,528 44.8 -14.11
Majority: 6,956 Greg Stone Lib Dem 5,572 19.9 +8.02
Turnout: 41.5% Graham Michael Robb Conservative 4,082 14.6 +0.19
Electorate:67,314 Andrew Spence BNP 2,492 8.9  
Swing:11.06% Paul Gittings Independent 1,885 6.7  
Lab to Lib Dems Toby Horton UKIP 536 1.9 +0.36
  Christopher Michael Haine Green 348 1.2  
  Stephen Paul Gash English Dem 177 0.6  
  Tim Grainger Christian 177 0.6  
  Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope Loony 129 0.5  
  Norman Scarth Anti-Crime 34 0.1  

Blaenau Gwent

Held 29th June 2006
Due to the death of Independent MP Peter Law (formerly Labour)
2005 general election result

  Independent hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Dai Davis MP Dai Davis Independent 12,543 46.2 −12
Majority: 2,484 Owen Smith Labour 10,059 37 +4.7
Turnout: 51.7% Steffan Lewis Plaid Cymru 1,755 6.5 +4.1
Electorate:52,515 Amy Kitcher Lib Dem 1,477 5.4 +1.2
Swing: Margrit Williams Conservative 1,013 3.7 +1.4
  Alan Hope Loony Party 318 1.2 +0.6

Bromley and Chislehurst

Held 29th June 2006
Due to the death of Conservative MP Eric Forth
2005 general election result

  Conservative hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Bob Neill MP Bob Neill Conservative 11,621 40 −11.1
Majority: 633 Ben Abbotts Lib Dem 10,988 37.8 +17.5
Turnout: 40.5% Nigel Farrage UKIP 2,347 8.1 +4.9
Electorate: 71,818 Rachel Reeves Labour 1,925 6.6 −15.6
Swing Ann Garrett Green 811 2.8  
  Paul Winnett National Front 476 1.6  
  John Hemming-Clarke Independent 442 1.5  
  Steven Uncles English Dems 212 0.7  
  John Cartwright Loony 132 0.5  
  Nick Hadziannis Independent 65 0.2  
  Anne Belsey Money Reform 33 0.1  

Dunfermline and West Fife

Held 9th February 2006
Due to the death of Labour MP Rachel Squire
2005 general election result

  Lib Dem gain Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Willie Rennie MP Willie Rennie Lib Dem 12,391 35.8 +15.4
Majority: 1,800 Catherine Stihler Labour 10,591 30.6 −17.4
Turnout: 48.7% Douglas Chapman SNP 7,261 21 +1.8
Electorate: 71,017 Carrie Ruxton Conservative 2,702 7.8 −2.6
Swing: 16.24% John McAllion SSP 537 1.6
Lab to Lib Dem
James Hargreaves SCP 411 1.2 +1.2
  Thomas Minogue AFBTP 374 1.1 +1.1
  Ian Borland UKIP 208 0.6 −0.9
  Dick Rodgers CGP 103 0.3 +0.3

Livingston

Held 29th September 2005
Due to the death of Labour MP Robin Cook
2005 election result

  Labour hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Jim Devine MP Jim Devine Labour 12,319 41.8 -9.31
Majority - 2,680 Angela Constance SNP 9,639 32.7 +11.14
Turnout - 38.6% Charles Dundas Lib Dem 4,362 14.8 -0.61
Electorate - TBA Gordon Lindhurst Conservative 1,993 6.8 -3.39
Swing - David Robertson Green 529 1.8 +1.79
Lab to SNP 10.2%
Steve Nimmo Scot Socialist 407 1.4 -0.40
  Peter Adams UKIP 108 0.4 +0.37
  Melville Brown Ind 55 0.2 +0.19
  John Allman All. for Change 33 0.1 +0.11
  Brian Gardner SPGB 32 0.1 +0.11

Cheadle

Held 14th July 2005
Due to the death of Lib Dem MP Patsy Calton
2005 election result

  Lib Dems hold Candidate Party Votes % +/− %
Mark Hunter MP Mark Hunter Lib Dem 19,593 52.15 +3.27
Majority - 3,657 Stephen Day Conservative 15,936 42.42 +2.01
Turnout - 55.2% Martin Miller Labour 1,739 4.63 -4.6
Electorate - 68,051
Leslie Leggett Veritas 218 0.58
Swing - John Allman All. for Change 81 0.22
Con to LD 0.63%          
         



Other changes since the 2005 general election

Clare Short - Birmingham Ladywood - resigns as Labour MP 20/10/06

Quentin Davies - Grantham and Stamford - defected to Labour - 26/6/07

Tony Blair - resigns as Labour leader 24/6 and as MP & Prime Minister 27/6/2007

Andrew Pelling - Tory whip withdrawn over allegations of assault - 25/9/2007

Sajjad Karim - Liberal Democrat MEP defects to Conservative Party - 26/11/2007

Derek Conway - Tory whip withdrawn over allegations of misuse of allowances - 29/1/2008

Bob Spink - Castle Point - Tory whip withdrawn - 12/3/2008

Bob Spink - Castle Point - Joins UKIP, becoming their first MP - 22/4/2008

Boris Johnson - Henley - resigns following election as London Mayor - 4/6/2008

David Davis - Haltemprice & Howden - resigns seat in order to force a by-election - 18/6/2008

David Marshall - Glasgow East - resigns as Labour MP due to ill health - 28/6/2008

David Cairns - Inverclyde - resigns as minister, calls for leadership election - 16/9/2008

Ruth Kelly - Bolton West - announces resignation as transport secretary - 16/9/2008

Bob Spink - Castle Point - asks to be reclassified from UKIP to Independent - 21/11/2008

Michael Martin - Glasgow North East - announces intention to stand down as Speaker on 21/6/2009

Ian Gibson - Norwich North - resigns as MP following expenses revelations - 5/6/2009

John Bercow - Buckingham - elected Speaker of the House - 22/6/2009

Lord Pearson of Rannoch - elected leader of UKIP following Nigel Farage's resignation - 27/11/ 2009

Iris Robinson - Strangford - expelled from DUP 9/1/2010, resigned as MP 13/1/2010

David Chaytor, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine - suspended from Labour party 8/2/2010

Geoff Hoon, Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt, Margaret Moran - suspended from Labour party 22/3/2010

Sylvia Hermon - North Down - resigned from Ulster Unionist Party 25/3/2010



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