1995 Perth and Kinross by-election

A by-election for the UK Parliament constituency of Perth and Kinross in Scotland was held on 25 May 1995, following the death of Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Fairbairn on 19 February of that year.

1995 Perth and Kinross by-election

← 1992 25 May 1995 1997 →

The Perth and Kinross seat in the House of Commons.
Elected by simple majority using first past the post.
Triggered by death of incumbent
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Candidate Roseanna Cunningham Douglas Alexander
Party SNP Labour
Popular vote 16,931 9,620
Percentage 40.4% 22.9%

 
Candidate John Godfrey Veronica Linklater
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Popular vote 8,990 4,952
Percentage 21.4% 11.8%

MP before election

Nicholas Fairbairn
Conservative

Elected MP

Roseanna Cunningham
SNP

The result was a Scottish National Party gain from the Conservatives.

ResultsEdit

Perth and Kinross by-election, 1995[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Roseanna Cunningham 16,931 40.4 +4.4
Labour Douglas Alexander 9,620 22.9 +10.5
Conservative John Godfrey 8,990 21.4 -18.7
Liberal Democrats Veronica Linklater 4,952 11.8 +0.4
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 586 1.4 New
UKIP Vivian Linacre 504 1.2 New
Green Robin Harper 223 0.5 New
Independent Michael Halford 88 0.2 New
Natural Law Gary Black 54 0.1 New
Majority 7,311 17.5 N/A
Turnout 41.948 62.1 -14.8
SNP gain from Conservative Swing +11.6

Previous electionEdit

General election 1992: Perth and Kinross[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Fairbairn 20,195 40.2 +0.6
SNP Roseanna Cunningham 18,101 36.0 +8.4
Labour Mervyn Rolfe 6,267 12.4 −3.5
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Black 5,714 11.4 −5.5
Majority 2,094 4.2 -7.8
Turnout 47,950 76.9 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1992-97 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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