MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2005


MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2005

Postponed poll

* South Staffordshire - due to the death of a candidate standing in both for parliament and a seat on the council after some of the postal votes had been received, the elections in this constituency were postponed until 23 June 2005. Sir Patrick Cormack (Conservative), the incumbent Member of Parliament retained his seat with an increased majority.

By-elections

2005

* 14 July: CheadleMark Hunter (Lib Dem), to replace Patsy Calton (Lib Dem) who died on 29 May
* 29 September: LivingstonJim Devine (Lab), to replace Robin Cook (Lab) who died on 6 August

2006

* 9 February: Dunfermline and West FifeWillie Rennie (Lib Dem), to replace Rachel Squire (Lab), who died on 5 January
* 29 June: Blaenau GwentDai Davies (Ind), to replace Peter Law (Ind) who died on 25 April
* 29 June: Bromley and ChislehurstBob Neill (Con), to replace Eric Forth (Con) who died on 17 May

2007

* 19 July: Ealing SouthallVirendra Sharma (Lab) to replace Piara Khabra (Lab) who died on 19 June
* 19 July: Sedgefield — Phil Wilson (Lab) to replace Tony Blair (Lab), who resigned to take up a new role as Middle East Envoy.

2008

* 22 May: Crewe and Nantwich - Edward Timpson (Con) to replace Gwyneth Dunwoody (Lab) who died on 17 April
* 26 June: HenleyJohn Howell (Con) to replace Boris Johnson (Con), who resigned after being elected Mayor of London. [ [http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/newsroom_and_speeches/press/2008/press_54_08.cfm Treasury press release - Manor of Northstead] ]
* 10 July: Haltemprice and HowdenDavid Davis (Con) resigned to stand for re-election, in protest over the Government's policy of detaining terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge
* 24 July: Glasgow East — John Mason (Scottish National Party) to replace David Marshall (Lab) who resigned due to ill health.

Changes

2006

*Clare Short (Birmingham Ladywood) — resigned the Labour whip on 20 October 2006 and became Independent Labour.

2007

*Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford) — defected from Conservatives to Labour on 26 June.
*Bob Wareing (Liverpool West Derby) — resigned the Labour whip and became an Independent from 16 September 2007.
*Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central) — suspended from Conservative party and has sat as an Independent since 18 September 2007.

2008

*Derek Conway (Old Bexley and Sidcup) — Conservative whip withdrawn on 29 January after allegations of corruption. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7214573.stm BBC News] ]
*Bob Spink (Castle Point) — defected from Conservative to UKIP on 21 April 2008. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7360118.stm BBC News] ]

ee also

* Results of the United Kingdom general election, 2005
* Members of the House of Lords
* List of MPs for Northern Ireland
* List of MPs for Scotland
* List of MPs for Wales
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References

External links

* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle/ Find out about your MP and how they have voted with "The Guardian"]
* [http://britishconstitution.blogspot.com/2007/05/size-matters.html How Parliament's size has varied over the centuries]


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