2001 Swansea East by-election

The Swansea East by-election 2001 is a by-election that was held for the Welsh Assembly constituency of Swansea East on Thursday 27 September 2001, following the death of its sitting Assembly Member, Val Feld.[1]

Swansea East by-election, 2001

← 1999 27 September 2001 2003 →

The Swansea East seat in the Welsh Assembly.
Triggered by death of incumbent
  First party Second party
 
Candidate Val Lloyd John G. Ball
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Popular vote 7,484 2,465
Percentage 58.1% 19.2%
Swing Increase12.5% Decrease8.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Candidate Rob Speht Gerald Rowbottom
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Popular vote 1,592 675
Percentage 12.4% 5.2%
Swing Decrease6.6% Decrease2.8%

AM before election

Val Feld
Labour

Subsequent AM

Val Lloyd
Labour

The election was the first by-election to be held for a seat in the Welsh Assembly, taking place two years after the inaugural elections in 1999.

ResultEdit

Eight candidates were nominated for the election.[2]

Swansea East by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Lloyd 7,484 58.1 +12.5
Plaid Cymru John G. Ball 2,465 19.2 −8.3
Liberal Democrats Rob Speht 1,592 12.4 −6.6
Conservative Gerald Rowbottom 675 5.2 −2.8
UKIP Tim C. Jenkins 243 1.9 New
Green Martyn Shrewsbury 206 1.6 New
Socialist Alliance Alan Thomson 173 1.3 New
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 37 0.3 New
Majority 5,019 38.9 +20.7
Turnout 12,875 22.6 −13.5
Labour hold Swing +10.0

Previous ResultEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Swansea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Feld 9,495 45.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru John G. Ball 5,714 27.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Black 3,963 19.0 N/A
Conservative William Hughes 1,663 8.0 N/A
Majority 3,781 18.2 N/A
Turnout 20,835 36.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assembly by-election fires up". 6 September 2001 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Election results for Swansea East, 27 September 2001". 27 September 2001.
  3. ^ Swansea East, Political Science Resources