1996 South East Staffordshire by-election

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Candidate Brian Jenkins Timothy James
Party Labour Conservative
Popular vote 26,155 12,393
Percentage 60.1% 28.5%
Swing Increase22.0pp Decrease22.2pp

MP before election

David Lightbown
Conservative

Elected MP

Brian Jenkins
Labour

A by-election was held for the British House of Commons constituency of South East Staffordshire on 11 April 1996 following the death of sitting Conservative MP Sir David Lincoln Lightbown.

The result was a Labour gain from the Conservatives.

South East Staffordshire, 1996[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Jenkins 26,155 60.1 +22.0
Conservative Timothy James 12,393 28.5 –22.2
Liberal Democrats Janette Davy 2,042 4.7 –4.9
UKIP Andrew Smith 1,272 2.9 New
Monster Raving Loony David Sutch 506 1.2 New
National Democrats Sharron Edwards 358 0.8 New
Liberal Steven Mountford 332 0.8 New
Churchill Conservative Leslie Tucker 123 0.3 New
L!VE TV News Bunny 85 0.2 New
Daily Loonylugs Earring Up the World Tony Samuelson 80 0.2 New
Natural Law David Lucas 53 0.1 New
Action Against Crime Frederick Sandy 53 0.1 New
Restoration of Death Penalty Alan Wood 45 0.1 New
Majority 13,762 31.6 N/A
Turnout 43,497 62.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +22.1

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References

  1. ^ a b Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1992-97 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Archived from the original on 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2015-10-01.