West Bromwich West by-election, 2000


West Bromwich West by-election, 2000

The West Bromwich West by-election, 2000 was a by-election held on 23rd November 2000 for the British House of Commons constituency of West Bromwich West.

The constituency's Member of Parliament (MP) was the Rt. Hon. Betty Boothroyd, the Speaker. She resigned from the House of Commons on 2nd September 2000, triggering the by-election

In 1997 the major parties had observed a recent tradition by not opposing the Speaker seeking re-election. On its return to partisan politics the seat reverted to Labour, much where it been in 1992.

Results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Bailey
votes = 9,460
percentage = 50.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Karen Bissell
votes = 6,408
percentage = 34.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sadie Smith
votes = 1,791
percentage = 9.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Nick Griffin
votes = 794
percentage = 4.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jonathan Oakton
votes = 246
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 27.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing =

General Election result, 1997

Election box candidate with party link
party = Speaker of the British House of Commons
candidate = Betty Boothroyd
votes = 23,969
percentage = 65.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour
candidate = Richard Silvester
votes = 8,546
percentage = 23.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steve Edwards
votes = 4,181
percentage = 11.4
change =
Election box majority
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
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Election box hold with party link
winner = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing =


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