A by-election was held in the Welsh parliamentary constituency of Islwyn on 16 February 1995 following the resignation on 20 January of Neil Kinnock who was appointed as a European Commissioner.
The Islwyn seat in the House of Commons.
Elected by simple majority using first past the post.
Triggered by resignation of incumbent
Whilst being a safe Labour seat and a comfortable victory, the Conservative party suffered a serious drop in support which saw them lose their deposit, gaining less than 5% of the vote. The Conservative candidate, Robert Buckland, would later be elected as MP for South Swindon 15 years later, and would go on to serve in the cabinet.
|Plaid Cymru||Jocelyn Davies||2,933||12.7||+8.8|
|Liberal Democrats||John Bushell||2,448||10.6||+4.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||506||2.2||+0.9|
|Natural Law||Trevor Rees||47||0.2||N/A|
- Patricia Wynn Davies (17 February 1995). "Conservatives trounced in poll". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Islwyn". Caerphilly Observer. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1992-97 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2020.