Darlington by-election, 1983
The seat had become vacant when the constituency's Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Edward Fletcher had died on 13 February 1983, a few days before his 72nd birthday. He had held the seat since the 1964 general election.
The result of the contest was a victory for the Labour candidate, Oswald O'Brien, who won with a majority of 2,412 over the Conservative Party candidate Michael Fallon. O'Brien only held the seat for three months, however, as it fell to Fallon at the general election in June 1983.
|Darlington by-election, 1983|
|Social Democrat||Anthony Cook||12,735||24.5||+14.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||David Sutch||374||0.7||N/A|
|Tactical Voting Annihilates Bennite Tatchellites||Thomas Keen||27||0.1||N/A|
|Yoga and Meditation||Jitendra Bardwaj||15||0.0||N/A|
|General election, 1979: Darlington|
|National Front||H. Outhwaite||444||0.90||N/A|
- Darlington (UK Parliament constituency)
- Darlington by-election, 1923
- Darlington by-election, 1926
- List of United Kingdom by-elections
- British Parliamentary by-elections: Darlington 1983
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]