Bradford South by-election, 1994

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The Bradford South by-election, 1994 was a by-election held in England on 9 June 1994 for the House of Commons constituency of Bradford South in West Yorkshire.

The seat had become vacant on the death in a car accident on 12 April of the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Bob Cryer, who had represented the constituency since the 1987 general election.

The Labour candidate, Gerry Sutcliffe, held the seat for his party with a much increased majority.

Votes[edit]

Bradford South by-election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerry Sutcliffe 17,014 55.3 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Helen Wright 7,350 23.9 +10.2
Conservative R. Farley 5,475 17.8 −20.6
Monster Raving Loony David Sutch 727 2.4 N/A
Natural Law N. Laycock 197 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,664 31.4 +22.1
Turnout 30,763 44.1 −31.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Bradford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Cryer 25,185 47.6 +6.2
Conservative A. S. Popat 20,283 38.4 −2.4
Liberal Democrat B. J. Boulton 7,243 13.7 −4.1
Islamic Party M. Naseem 156 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,902 9.3 +8.7
Turnout 52,867 75.6 +2.0
Labour hold Swing

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