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BY-ELECTIONS 1990-1997

Below are details of the by-elections held between November 1990 and May 1997. The swing calculations are those between the Conservatives and the highest placed party in each by-election.


1987-1992 Parliament: (period when John Major was Prime Minister)

29/11/1990 - Paisley North

Labour hold - majority of 3,770 (won by Irene Adams, swing of 5.3% from Labour to Conservative)

29/11/1990 - Paisley South

Labour hold - majority of 5,030 (won by Gordon McMaster, swing of 4.4% from Labour to Conservative)

07/03/1991 - Ribble Valley

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 4,601 (won by Michael Carr, swing of 24.7% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat)

04/04/1991 - Neath

Labour hold - majority of 9,830 (won by Peter Hain, swing of 2.1% from Labour to Conservative)

16/05/1991 - Monmouth

Labour gain from Conservative - majority of 2,406 (won by Huw Edwards, swing of 12.6% from Conservative to Labour)

04/07/1991 - Liverpool Walton

Labour hold - majority of 6,860 (won by Peter Kilfoyle, swing of 0.1% from Conservative to Labour)

07/11/1991 - Hemsworth

Labour hold - majority of 11,097 (won by Derek Enright, swing of 3.0% from Conservative to Labour)

07/11/1991 - Kincardine and Deeside

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 7,824 (won by Nicol Stephen, swing of 11.4% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat)

07/11/1991 - Langbaurgh

Labour gain from Conservative - majority of 1,975 (won by Ashok Kumar, swing of 3.6% from Conservative to Labour)


1992-1997 Parliament:

06/05/1993 - Newbury

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 22,055 (won by David Rendel, swing of 28.4% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat)

29/07/1993 - Christchurch

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 16,427 (won by Diana Maddock, swing of 35.4% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat)

05/05/1994 - Rotherham

Labour hold - majority of 6,954 (won by Denis MacShane, swing of 2.8% from Conservative to Labour)

09/06/1994 - Barking

Labour hold - majority of 11,414 (won by Margaret Hodge, swing of 22% from Conservative to Labour)

09/06/1994 - Eastleigh

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 9,239 (won by David Chidgey, swing of 21.4% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat)

09/06/1994 - Newham North East

Labour hold - majority of 19,593 (won by Stephen Timms, swing of 16.4% from Conservative to Labour)

09/06/1994 - Bradford South

Labour hold - majority of 9,664 (won by Gerry Sutcliffe, swing of 14.2% from Conservative to Labour)

09/06/1994 - Dagenham

Labour hold - majority of 21,492 (won by Judith Church, swing of 23.1% from Conservative to Labour)

30/06/1994 - Monklands East

Labour hold - majority of 1,640 (won by Helen Liddell, swing of 1.1% from Conservative to Labour)

15/12/1994 - Dudley West

Labour gain from Conservative - majority of 20,694 (won by Ian Pearson, swing of 29.1% from Conservative to Labour)

16/02/1995 - Islwyn

Labour hold - majority of 13,097 (won by Don Touhig, swing of 2.9% from Conservative to Labour)

25/05/1995 - Perth and Kinross

SNP gain from Conservative - majority of 7,311 (won by Roseanna Cunningham, swing of 11.6% from Conservative to SNP)

27/07/1995 - Littleborough and Saddleworth

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative - majority of 1,993 (won by Chris Davies, swing of 11.7% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative)

01/02/1996 - Hemsworth

Labour hold - majority of 13,785 (won by Jon Trickett, swing of 5.5% from Conservative to Labour)

11/04/1996 - Staffordshire South East

Labour gain from Conservative - majority of 13,762 (won by Brian Jenkins, swing of 22.1% from Conservative to Labour)

12/12/1996 - Barnsley East

Labour hold - majority of 12,181 (won by Jeff Ennis, swing of 3.1% from Conservative to Labour)

27/02/1997 - Wirral South

Labour gain from Conservative - majority of 7,888 (won by Ben Chapman, swing of 17.3% from Conservative to Labour)