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By-elections since the 2017 General Election

Published Friday, August 2, 2019

This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2017 election. There have been five by-elections so far in this Parliament, the last was held in Brecon and Radnorshire on 1 August 2019. Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.

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Brecon and Radnorshire - 1 August 2019

  • Jane Dodds (Liberal Democrats) - 13,826 (43.9%)
  • Chris Davies (Conservative) - 12,401 (39.4%)
  • Des Parkinson (Brexit Party) - 3,331 (10.6%)
  • Others (3 other candidates) - 2,256 (7.1%)

Majority of winning candidate - 1,425 (4.5%)

Peterborough - 6 June 2019

  • Lisa Forbes (Labour) - 10,484 (30.9%)
  • Mike Greene (Brexit Party) - 9,801 (28.9%)
  • Paul Bristow (Conservative) - 7,243 (21.4%)
  • Others (12 other candidates) - 6,392 (18.9%)

Majority of winning candidate - 683 (2.0%)

Newport West - 4 April 2019

  • Ruth Jones (Labour) - 9,308 (39.6%)
  • Matthew Evans (Conservative) - 7,357 (31.3%)
  • Neil Hamilton (UK Independence Party) - 2,023 (8.6%)
  • Others (8 other candidates) - 4,827 (20.5%)

Majority of winning candidate - 1,951 (8.3%)

Lewisham East - 14 June 2018

  • Janet Daby (Labour) - 11,033 (50.2%)
  • Lucy Salek (Liberal Democrats) - 5,404 (24.6%)
  • Ross Archer (Conservative) - 3,161 (14.4%)
  • Others (11 other candidates) - 2,381 (10.8%)

Majority of winning candidate - 5,629 (25.6%)

West Tyrone - 3 May 2018

  • Órfhlaith Begley (Sinn Féin) - 16,346 (46.7%)
  • Thomas Buchanan (DUP) - 8,390 (24.0%)
  • Daniel McCrossan (SDLP) - 6,254 (17.9%)
  • Chris Smyth (UUP) - 2,909 (8.3%)
  • Stephen Donnelly (Alliance) - 1,130 (3.2%)

Majority of winning candidate - 7,956 (22.7%)

 

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8280

Author: Edward Hicks

Topics: By-elections, Election results : UK, House of Commons, Political parties

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