1986 Ryedale by-election
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It is the latest by-election to have just three candidates standing.
In the spring of 1986 unemployment began rising at a greater rate than in previous years and the Conservative loss at Ryedale was a factor (according to Nigel Lawson) in "even committed supporters of the Government's economic strategy...insisting that reducing unemployment should now have priority".
|Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||27,612||50.28||+19.8|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||19%|
|Alliance (Liberal)||Elizabeth Shields||17,170||30.5|
- Nigel Lawson, The View from No. 11. Memoirs of a Tory Radical (Bantam, 1992), p. 641.
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1983-87 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
- Chris Cook and John Ramsden (eds.), By-elections in British Politics (Routledge, 1997), p. 11.