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Brent East by-election, 2003

The Brent East by-election, 2003 was held in Brent East on 18 September 2003, following the death of Labour MP Paul Daisley on 18 June that year. It was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Teather.

Brent East by-election, 2003

← 2001 18 September 2003 2005 →

Brent East parliamentary seat

  First party Second party Third party
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Candidate Sarah Teather Robert Evans Uma Fernandes
Party Liberal Democrat Labour Conservative
Popular vote 8,158 7,040 3,368
Percentage 39.1% 33.8% 16.2%
Swing Increase28.5% Decrease29.4% Decrease2.0%

MP before election

Paul Daisley
Labour

Subsequent MP

Sarah Teather
Liberal Democrat

The Liberal Democrats held on to the seat in the 2005 general election.

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ResultEdit

Turnout was 36.23%. Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Teather won with 39.12% of the vote, which was a swing of 29% from Labour. This was the largest swing from Labour to a Liberal or Liberal Democrat candidate since the Bermondsey by-election in 1983.

By-election 2003: Brent East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Teather 8,158 39.12 +28.5
Labour Robert Evans 7,040 33.76 –29.4
Conservative Uma Fernandes 3,368 16.15 –2.0
Green Noel Lynch 638 3.06 –1.6
Socialist Alliance Brian Butterworth 361 1.73 N/A
Public Services Not War Fawzi Ibrahim 219 1.05 N/A
Independent Winston McKenzie 197 0.94 N/A
Independent Kelly McBride 189 0.91 N/A
Independent Harold Immanuel 188 0.9 N/A
UKIP Brian Hall 140 0.67 0.1
Socialist Labour Iris Cremer 111 0.53 –0.8
Independent Neil Walsh 101 0.48 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Alan Hope 59 0.28 N/A
No description Aaron Barschak 37 0.18 N/A
No description Jitendra Bardwaj 35 0.17 N/A
www.xat.org Rainbow George Weiss 11 0.05 N/A
Majority 1,118 5.36
Turnout 20,752 36.2 –15.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +29.0

2001 resultEdit

Labour held the seat with 63.2% of the vote at the 2001 General Election. The Liberal Democrats had come third in the seat, with only 10.6% of the vote.

General Election 2001: Brent East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Daisley 18,325 63.2 -4.1
Conservative David Gauke 5,278 18.2 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Norsheen Bhatti 3,065 10.6 +2.8
Green Simone Aspis 1,361 4.7 N/A
ProLife Alliance Sarah Macken 392 1.4 +0.7
Socialist Labour Iris Cremer 383 1.3 N/A
UKIP Ashwin Tanna 188 0.6 N/A
Majority 13,047 45.0 0
Turnout 28,992 51.9 -14.0
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 2001-2005 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05.

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