Wigan by-election, 1999

The Labour Member of Parliament for Wigan (Greater Manchester, England) Roger Stott, died on August 9, 1999, causing a by-election in the constituency. Polling day was set for September 23. Labour selected Neil Turner, who had been a local councillor for 27 years, to defend the seat. The Conservatives chose Tom Peet, who was an active Trade Unionist and had worked at a nearby coal mine.

Wigan was a massively safe Labour seat and none of the other candidates could form an effective challenge.

Results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Turner
votes = 9,641
percentage = 59.6
change = -9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Peet
votes = 2,912
percentage = 18.0
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Rule
votes = 2,148
percentage = 13.3
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 834
percentage = 5.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Kelly
votes = 240
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Chris Maile
votes = 190
percentage = 1.2
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Stephen Ebbs
votes = 100
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Paul Davis
votes = 64
percentage = 0.4
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Braid
votes = 58
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,729
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 25
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

General Election result, 1997

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Stott
votes = 30,043
percentage = 68.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Loveday
votes = 7,400
percentage = 16.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Beswick
votes = 4,390
percentage = 10.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Anthony Bradborne
votes = 1,450
percentage = 3.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Christopher Maile
votes = 442
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = W. J. Ayliffe
votes = 94
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =


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