This is a summary of the electoral history of Tony Blair, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007.

Parliamentary elections

1982 by-election, Beaconsfield

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By-election 1982: Beaconsfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Smith 23,049 61.8 +0.1
Liberal Paul Tyler 9,996 26.8 +8.7
Labour Tony Blair 3,886 10.4 −9.8
New Britain Michael Byrne 225 0.6 New
Democratic Monarchist Bill Boaks 99 0.3 New
Benn in Ten Unless Proportional Representation Thomas Keen 51 0.1 New
Majority 13,053 35.0 −8.2
Turnout 37,306
Conservative hold Swing

1983 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 1983: Sedgefield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 21,401 47.6
Conservative Toby Horton 13,120 29.2
SDP David Shand 10,183 22.6
Independent Maurice Logan-Salton 298 0.7
Majority 8,281 18.4
Turnout 45,002 72.9
Labour win (new seat)

1987 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 1987: Sedgefield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 25,965 56.0 +8.4
Conservative Nigel Hawkins 12,907 27.9 −1.3
SDP Ralph Andrew 7,477 16.1 −6.5
Majority 13,058 28.1 +9.7
Turnout 46,349 76.2 +3.3
Labour hold Swing +4.9

1992 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 1992: Sedgefield[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 28,453 60.5 +4.5
Conservative Nicholas Jopling 13,594 28.9 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Gary Huntington 4,982 10.6 −5.5
Majority 14,859 31.6 +3.5
Turnout 47,029 77.1 +0.9
Labour hold Swing +1.8

1997 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 1997: Sedgefield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 33,526 71.2 +10.7
Conservative Elizabeth Pitman 8,383 17.8 −11.1
Liberal Democrats Ronald Beadle 3,050 6.5 −4.1
Referendum Miriam Hall 1,683 3.6 New
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson 474 1.0 New
Majority 25,143 53.4 +21.8
Turnout 47,116 72.6 −4.5
Labour hold Swing +11.0

2001 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 2001: Sedgefield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 26,110 64.9 −6.3
Conservative Douglas Carswell 8,397 20.9 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Duffield 3,624 9.0 +2.5
UKIP Andrew Spence 974 2.4 New
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson 518 1.3 +0.3
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Christopher Driver 375 0.9 New
Independent Helen John 260 0.6 New
Majority 17,713 44.0 -9.4
Turnout 40,258 62.0 −10.6
Labour hold Swing −4.7

2005 general election, Sedgefield

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General election 2005: Sedgefield[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 24,421 58.9 −6.0
Conservative Al Lockwood 5,972 14.4 −6.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Woodthorpe Browne 4,935 11.9 +2.9
Independent Reg Keys 4,252 10.3 New
UKIP William Brown 646 1.6 −0.8
National Front Mark Farrell 253 0.6 New
Veritas Fiona Luckhurst-Matthews 218 0.5 New
Independent Berony Abraham 205 0.5 New
Monster Raving Loony Melodie Staniforth 157 0.4 New
Blair Must Go Party Jonathan Cockburn 103 0.2 New
Senior Citizens Terence Pattinson 97 0.2 New
Pensioners Cherri Gilham 82 0.2 New
Independent Helen John 68 0.2 −0.4
Independent John Barker 45 0.1 New
Independent Julian Brennan 17 0.0 New
Majority 18,449 44.5 +0.5
Turnout 41,475 62.2 +0.2
Labour hold Swing +0.25

1994 Labour Party leadership election

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Candidate[8] Affiliated
(33.3%)
Constituencies
(33.3%)
PLP
(33.3%)
Overall result
Votes % Votes % Votes % %
Tony Blair Green tickY 407,637 52.3 100,313 58.2 198 60.5 57.0
John Prescott 221,367 28.4 42,053 24.4 64 19.6 24.1
Margaret Beckett 150,422 19.3 29,990 17.4 65 19.9 18.9

United Kingdom general elections

1997 general election

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1997 United Kingdom general election[9]
Candidates Votes
Party Leader Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour Tony Blair 639 419 146 0 +146 63.4 43.2 13,518,167 +8.8
  Conservative John Major 648 165 0 178 –178 25.0 30.7 9,600,943 –11.2
  Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown 639 46 30 2 +28 7.0 16.8 5,242,947 –1.0
  Referendum James Goldsmith 547 0 0 0 0 2.6 811,849 N/A
  SNP Alex Salmond 72 6 3 0 +3 0.9 2.0 621,550 +0.1
  Ulster Unionist David Trimble 16 10 1 0 +1 1.5 0.8 258,349 0.0
  SDLP John Hume 18 3 0 1 –1 0.5 0.6 190,814 +0.1
  Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 40 4 0 0 0 0.6 0.5 161,030 0.0
  Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 17 2 2 0 +2 0.3 0.4 126,921 0.0
  DUP Ian Paisley 9 2 0 1 –1 0.3 0.3 107,348 0.0
  UKIP Alan Sked 193 0 0 0 0 0.3 105,722 N/A
  Independent N/A 25 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.2 64,482 0.0
  Alliance John Alderdice 17 0 0 0 0 0.2 62,972 0.0
  Green Peg Alexander and David Taylor 89 0 0 0 0 0.2 61,731 –0.2
  Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 64 0 0 0 0 0.2 52,109 N/A
  Liberal Michael Meadowcroft 53 0 0 0 0 0.1 45,166 –0.1
  BNP John Tyndall 57 0 0 0 0 0.1 35,832 0.0
  Natural Law Geoffrey Clements 197 0 0 0 0 0.1 30,604 –0.1
  Speaker Betty Boothroyd 1 1 1 0 0 0.1 23,969
  ProLife Alliance Bruno Quintavalle 56 0 0 0 0 0.1 19,332 N/A
  UK Unionist Robert McCartney 1 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.0 12,817 N/A
  PUP Hugh Smyth 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 10,928 N/A
  National Democrats Ian Anderson 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 10,829 N/A
  Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,906 N/A
  Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,740 N/A
  Independent N/A 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,233 – 0.1
  Ind. Conservative N/A 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 8,608 –0.1
  Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 24 0 0 0 0 0.0 7,906 –0.1
  Make Politicians History Rainbow George Weiss 29 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,745 N/A
  NI Women's Coalition Monica McWilliams and Pearl Sagar 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,024 N/A
  Workers' Party Tom French 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,766 –0.1
  National Front John McAuley 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,716 N/A
  Cannabis Law Reform Howard Marks 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,085 N/A
  Socialist People's Party Jim Hamezian 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,995 N/A
  Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,906 N/A
  Scottish Green Robin Harper 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,721
  Conservative Anti-Euro Christopher Story 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,434 N/A
  Socialist (GB) None 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,359 N/A
  Community Representative Ralph Knight 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,290 N/A
  Neighborhood association 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,263 N/A
  SDP John Bates 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,246 –0.1
  Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,178 N/A
  Real Labour N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,117 N/A
  Independent Democrat N/A 0 0 0 0 0.0 982
  Independent N/A 0 0 0 0 0.0 890
  Communist Mike Hicks 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 639
  Independent N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 593
  Green (NI) 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 539
  Socialist Equality Davy Hyland 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 505
All parties with more than 500 votes shown. Labour total includes New Labour and "Labour Time for Change" candidates; Conservative total includes candidates in Northern Ireland (excluded in some lists) and "Loyal Conservative" candidate.[citation needed]

The Popular Unionist MP elected in 1992 died in 1995, and the party folded shortly afterwards.

There was no incumbent Speaker in the 1992 election.
Government's new majority 179
Total votes cast 31,286,284
Turnout 71.3%

2001 general election

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UK General Election 2001[10]
Candidates Votes
Party Leader Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour Tony Blair 640 413 2 8 −6 62.5 40.7 10,724,953 −2.5
  Conservative William Hague 643 166 9 8 +1 25.2 31.6 8,357,615 +1.0
  Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy 639 52 8 2 +6 7.9 18.3 4,814,321 +1.5
  SNP John Swinney 72 5 0 1 −1 0.8 1.8 464,314 −0.2
  UKIP Jeffrey Titford 428 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 390,563 +1.2
  Ulster Unionist David Trimble 17 6 1 5 −4 0.9 0.8 216,839 0.0
  Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 40 4 1 1 0 0.6 0.7 195,893 +0.2
  DUP Ian Paisley 14 5 3 0 +3 0.8 0.7 181,999 +0.4
  Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 18 4 2 0 +2 0.6 0.7 175,933 +0.3
  SDLP John Hume 18 3 0 0 0 0.5 0.6 169,865 0.0
  Green Margaret Wright and Mike Woodin 145 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 166,477 +0.3
  Independent N/A 137 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.4 98,917 +0.3
  Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 72 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 72,516 N/A
  Socialist Alliance N/A 98 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 57,553 N/A
  Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 114 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 57,288 0.0
  BNP Nick Griffin 33 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 47,129 +0.1
  Alliance Seán Neeson 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 28,999 −0.1
  Health Concern Richard Taylor 1 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.1 28,487 N/A
  Speaker N/A 1 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.1 16,053 N/A
  Liberal Michael Meadowcroft 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 13,685 0.0
  UK Unionist Robert McCartney 1 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.1 13,509 +0.1
  ProLife Alliance Bruno Quintavalle 37 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9,453 −0.1
  Legalise Cannabis Alun Buffry 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8,677 N/A
  People's Justice Shaukat Ali Khan 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7,443 N/A
  Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope and Catmando 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6,655 0.0
  PUP Hugh Smyth 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4,781 0.0
  Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3,199 0.0
  NI Women's Coalition Monica McWilliams and Pearl Sagar 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,968 0.0
  Scottish Unionist Danny Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,728 N/A
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony Chris Driver 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,634 N/A
  National Front Tom Holmes 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,484 0.0
  Workers' Party Seán Garland 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,352 0.0
  Neath Port Talbot Ratepayers Paul Evans 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,960 N/A
  NI Unionist Cedric Wilson 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,794 N/A
  Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,454 0.0
  Reform 2000 Erol Basarik 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,418 N/A
  Isle of Wight Philip Murray 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,164 N/A
  Muslim 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,150 N/A
  Communist Robert Griffiths 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,003 0.0
  New Britain Dennis Delderfield 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 888 0.0
  Free Party Bob Dobbs 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 832 N/A
  Leeds Left Alliance Mike Davies 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 770 N/A
  New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 727 N/A
  Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 607 0.0
  Tatton Paul Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 505 N/A
Government's new majority 167
Total votes cast 26,367,383
Turnout 59.4%

2005 general election

e • d Summary of the results of the 5 May 2005 United Kingdom general election to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
Political party
Leader
Candidates
Elected
Seats gained
Seats lost
Net change
in seats
% of seats
Number of votes
% of votes
Change in %
of vote
Votes per
seat won
Labour Tony Blair 627 355 0 47 –47 55.2 9,552,436 35.2 –5.5 26,908
Conservative Michael Howard 630 198 36 3 +33 30.7 8,784,915 32.4 +0.7 44,368
Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy 626 62 16 5 +11 9.6 5,985,454 22.0 +3.8 96,540
UKIP Roger Knapman 496 0 0 0 0 0.0 605,973 2.2 +0.8 N/A
SNP Alex Salmond 59 6 2 0 +2 0.9 412,267 1.5 –0.2 68,711
Green Caroline Lucas and Keith Taylor 182 0 0 0 0 0.0 257,758 1.0 +0.4 N/A
DUP Ian Paisley 18 9 4 0 +4 1.4 241,856 0.9 +0.2 26,873
BNP Nick Griffin 119 0 0 0 0 0.0 192,745 0.7 +0.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 40 3 0 1 –1 0.5 174,838 0.6 –0.1 58,279
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 18 5 1 0 +1 0.8 174,530 0.6 –0.1 34,906
Ulster Unionist David Trimble 18 1 0 5 –5 0.2 127,414 0.5 –0.3 127,414
SDLP Mark Durkan 18 3 1 1 0 0.5 125,626 0.5 –0.1 41,875
Independent N/A 180 1 1 0 +1 0.2 122,416 0.5 +0.1 122,416
Respect Linda Smith 26 1 1 0 +1 0.2 68,094 0.3 N/A 68,094
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox 58 0 0 0 0 0.0 43,514 0.2 –0.1 N/A
Veritas Robert Kilroy-Silk 65 0 0 0 0 0.0 40,607 0.1 N/A N/A
Alliance David Ford 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 28,291 0.1 0.0 N/A
Scottish Green Shiona Baird and Robin Harper 19 0 0 0 0 0.0 25,760 0.1 +0.1 N/A
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 49 0 0 0 0 0.0 20,167 0.1 0.0 N/A
Liberal Michael Meadowcroft 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 19,068 0.1 0.0 N/A
Health Concern Richard Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 18,739 0.1 0.0 18,739
Speaker N/A 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 15,153 0.1 0.0 15,153
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 24 0 0 0 0 0.0 15,149 0.1 N/A N/A
Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 17 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,398 0.0 N/A N/A
National Front Tom Holmes 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 8,079 0.0 N/A N/A
Legalise Cannabis Alun Buffry 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,950 0.0 0.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 19 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,311 0.0 0.0 N/A
Community Action Peter Franzen 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 5,984 0.0 N/A N/A
Christian Vote George Hargreaves 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 4,004 0.0 N/A N/A
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,552 0.0 0.0 N/A
Forward Wales John Marek 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,461 0.0 N/A N/A
CPA Alan Craig 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,291 0.0 N/A N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 23 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,463 0.0 N/A N/A
Community Group Martin Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,365 0.0 N/A N/A
Ashfield Independents Roy Adkins 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,292 0.0 N/A N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,978 0.0 N/A N/A
Residents Association of London Malvin Brown 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,850 0.0 N/A N/A
Workers' Party Seán Garland 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,669 0.0 0.0 N/A
Socialist Environmental Goretti Horgan 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,649 0.0 N/A N/A
Scottish Unionist Daniel Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,266 0.0 0.0 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,241 0.0 0.0 N/A
New England Michael Tibby 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,224 0.0 N/A N/A
Communist Robert Griffiths 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,124 0.0 0.0 N/A
Community Group 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,118 0.0 N/A N/A
Peace and Progress Chris Cooper 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,036 0.0 N/A N/A
Scottish Senior Citizens John Swinburne 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,017 0.0 N/A N/A
Your Party Daniel Thompson 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,006 0.0 N/A N/A
SOS! Northampton Yvonne Dale 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 932 0.0 N/A N/A
Ind. Working Class None 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 892 0.0 N/A N/A
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 770 0.0 N/A N/A
British Public Party Kashif Rana 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 763 0.0 N/A N/A
Free Scotland Party Brian Nugent 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 743 0.0 N/A N/A
Pensioners Party Scotland George Rodger 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 716 0.0 N/A N/A
Publican Party Kit Fraser and Don Lawson 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 678 0.0 N/A N/A
English Independence Party Andrew Constantine 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 654 0.0 N/A N/A
Socialist Unity None 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 581 0.0 N/A N/A
Local Community Party Jack Crossfield 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 570 0.0 N/A N/A
Clause 28 David Braid 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 516 0.0 N/A N/A
UK Community Issues Party Michael Osman 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 502 0.0 N/A N/A
Total 646 Turnout 27,148,510 61.4 42,026

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