Electoral history of Tony Blair

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This is a summary of the electoral history of Tony Blair, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007.

Parliamentary Elections[edit]

By-Election, 1982, Beaconsfield[edit]

Beaconsfield by-election, 27th May 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Smith 23,049 61.8 +0.1
Liberal Paul Tyler 9,996 26.8 +8.7
Labour Tony Blair 3,886 10.4 −9.8
New Britain Michael Byrne 225 0.6
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 99 0.3 N/A
Benn in Ten Unless Proportional Representation Thomas Keen 51 0.1 N/A
Majority 13,053 35.0 −8.2
Turnout 37,306
Conservative hold Swing

1983 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 1983: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 21,401 47.6 N/A
Conservative Toby Horton 13,120 29.2 N/A
Social Democratic D. Shand 10,183 22.6 N/A
Independent M. Logan-Salton 298 0.7 N/A
Majority 8,281 18.4 N/A
Turnout 72.9 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

1987 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 1987: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 25,965 56.0 +8.4
Conservative N. B. S. Hawkins 12,907 27.9 -1.3
Social Democratic R. I. Andrew 7,477 16.1 -6.5
Majority 13,058 28.2 +9.8
Turnout 76.2 +3.3
Labour hold Swing

1992 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 1992: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 28,453 60.5 +4.5
Conservative Nicholas Jopling 13,594 28.9 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Gary Huntington 4,982 10.6 -5.5
Majority 14,859 31.6 +3.4
Turnout 47,029 77.1 +0.9
Labour hold Swing

1997 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 1997: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 33,526 71.2 +10.8
Conservative Elizabeth Pitman 8,383 17.8 -11.1
Liberal Democrat Ronald Beadle 3,050 6.5 -4.1
Referendum Party Miriam Hall 1,683 3.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson 474 1.0 N/A
Majority 25,143 53.4 +21.8
Turnout 47,116 72.6 -4.5
Labour hold Swing

2001 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 2001: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 26,110 64.9 -6.3
Conservative Douglas Carswell 8,397 20.9 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duffield 3,624 9.0 +2.5
UKIP Andrew Spence 974 2.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Brian Gibson 518 1.3 +0.3
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Chris Driver 375 0.9 N/A
Independent Helen John 260 0.6 N/A
Majority 17,713 44.0
Turnout 40,258 62.0 -10.3
Labour hold Swing

2005 General Election, Sedgefield[edit]

General Election 2005: Sedgefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 24,421 58.9 -6.0
Conservative Gp Capt Al Lockwood 5,972 14.4 -6.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Browne 4,935 11.9 +2.9
Independent Reg Keys 4,252 10.3 N/A
UKIP William Brown 646 1.6 -0.8
National Front Mark Farrell 253 0.6 N/A
Veritas Fiona Luckhurst-Matthews 218 0.5 N/A
Independent Berony Abraham 205 0.5 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Melodie Staniforth 157 0.4 N/A
Blair Must Go Party Jonathan Cockburn 103 0.2 N/A
Senior Citizens Party Terry Pattinson 97 0.2 N/A
UK Pensioners Party Cherri Gilham 82 0.2 N/A
Independent Helen John 68 0.2 -0.4
Independent John Barker 45 0.1 N/A
Independent Julian Brennan 17 0.0 N/A
Majority 18,449 44.5
Turnout 41,475 62.2 +0.2
Labour hold Swing 0.2

1994 Labour leadership election[edit]

Affiliated Constituencies PLP Total
Tony Blair 52.3 58.2 60.5 57.0
John Prescott 28.4 24.4 19.6 24.1
Margaret Beckett 19.3 17.4 19.9 18.9

UK General Elections[edit]

1997 General Election[edit]

UK General Election 1997
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Labour 639 418 145 0 + 145 63.4 43.2 13,518,167 + 8.8
  Conservative 648 165 0 178 - 178 25.0 30.7 9,600,943 - 11.2
  Liberal Democrat 639 46 30 2 + 28 888 16.8 5,242,947 - 1.0
  Referendum Party 547 0 0 0 0 2.6 811,849 N/A
  SNP 72 6 3 0 + 3 0.9 2.0 621,550 + 0.1
  UUP 16 10 1 0 +1 1.5 0.8 258,349 0.0
  SDLP 18 3 0 1 - 1 0.5 0.6 190,814 + 0.1
  Plaid Cymru 40 4 0 0 0 0.6 0.5 161,030 0.0
  Sinn Féin 17 2 2 0 + 2 0.3 0.4 126,921 0.0
  DUP 9 2 0 1 - 1 0.3 0.3 107,348 0.0
  UKIP 193 0 0 0 0 0.3 105,722 N/A
  Independent 25 1 1 0 + 1 0.2 0.1 64,482 0.0
  Green 89 0 0 0 0 0.3 61,731 - 0.2
  Alliance 17 0 0 0 0 0.2 62,972 0.0
  Socialist Labour 64 0 0 0 0 0.2 52,109 N/A
  Liberal 53 0 0 0 0 0.1 45,166 - 0.1
  BNP 57 0 0 0 0 0.1 35,832 0.0
  Natural Law 197 0 0 0 0 0.1 30,604 - 0.1
  Speaker 1 1 1 0 0 0.1 23,969
  ProLife Alliance 56 0 0 0 0 0.1 19,332 N/A
  UK Unionist 1 1 1 0 + 1 0.2 0.0 12,817 N/A
  PUP 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 10,928 N/A
  National Democrats 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 10,829 N/A
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,906 N/A
  Scottish Socialist 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,740 N/A
  Independent Labour 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,233 - 0.1
  Independent Conservative 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 8,608 - 0.1
  Monster Raving Loony 24 0 0 0 0 0.0 7,906 - 0.1
  Rainbow Dream Ticket 29 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,745 N/A
  NI Women's Coalition 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,024 N/A
  Workers' Party 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,766 - 0.1
  National Front 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,716 N/A
  Legalise Cannabis 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,085 N/A
  People's Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,995 N/A
  Mebyon Kernow 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,906 N/A
  Scottish Green 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,721
  Conservative Anti-Euro 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,434 N/A
  Socialist (GB) 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,359 N/A
  Community Representative 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,290 N/A
  Residents 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,263 N/A
  Social Democratic 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,246 - 0.1
  Workers Revolutionary 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,178 N/A
  Real Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,117 N/A
  Independent Democratic 0 0 0 0 0.0 982
  Independent Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0.0 890
  Communist 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 639
  Independent Green 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 593
  Green (NI) 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 539
  Socialist Equality 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 505
Government's new majority 179
Total votes cast 31,286,284
Turnout 71.3%

2001 General Election[edit]

UK General Election 2001
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Labour 640 413 2 8 −6 62.5 40.7 10,724,953 −2.5%
  Conservative 643 166 9 8 +1 25.2 31.7 8,357,615 +1.0%
  Liberal Democrat 639 52 8 2 +6 7.9 18.3 4,814,321 +1.5%
  SNP 72 5 0 1 −1 0.8 1.8 464,314 −0.2%
  UKIP 428 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 390,563 1.2%
  UUP 17 6 1 5 −4 0.9 0.8 216,839 0.0%
  Plaid Cymru 40 4 1 1 0 0.6 0.7 195,893 +0.2%
  DUP 14 5 3 0 +3 0.8 0.7 181,999 +0.4%
  Sinn Féin 18 4 2 0 +2 0.6 0.7 175,933 +0.3%
  SDLP 18 3 0 0 0 0.5 0.6 169,865 0.0%
  Green 145 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 166,477 +0.3%
  Independent 136 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.4 97,070 +0.3%
  Scottish Socialist 72 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 72,516 N/A
  Socialist Alliance 98 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 57,553 N/A
  Socialist Labour 114 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 57,288 0.0%
  BNP 33 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 47,129 +0.1%
  Alliance 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 28,999 −0.1%
  Health Concern 1 1 1 0 +1 0.2 0.1 28,487 N/A
  Liberal 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 13,685 0.0%
  UK Unionist 1 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.1 13,509 +0.1%
  ProLife Alliance 37 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9,453 −0.1%
  Legalise Cannabis 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8,677 N/A
  People's Justice 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7,443 N/A
  Monster Raving Loony 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6,655 0.0%
  PUP 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4,781 0.0%
  Mebyon Kernow 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3,199 0.0%
  NI Women's Coalition 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,968 0.0%
  Scottish Unionist 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,728 N/A
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,634 N/A
  National Front 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,484 0.0%
  Workers' Party 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2,352 0.0%
  Neath Port Talbot Ratepayers 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,960 N/A
  NI Unionist 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,794 N/A
  Socialist Alternative 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,454 0.0%
  Reform 2000 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,418 N/A
  Isle of Wight 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,164 N/A
  Muslim 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,150 N/A
  Communist 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1,003 0.0%
  New Britain 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 888 0.0%
  Free Party 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 832 N/A
  Leeds Left Alliance 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 770 N/A
  New Millennium Bean Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 727 N/A
  Workers Revolutionary 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 607 0.0%
  Tatton 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 505 N/A
Government's new majority 167
Total votes cast 26,368,204
Turnout 59.4%

2005 General Election[edit]

e • d Summary of the Results of the 5 May 2005 General Election to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
Political Party
Candidates
Elected
Seats Gained
Seats Lost
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
Number of votes
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
Labour 627 355 0 47 –47 55.2 9,552,436 35.2 –5.5 26,908
Conservative 630 198 36 3 +33 30.7 8,784,915 32.4 +0.7 44,368
Liberal Democrat 626 62 16 5 +11 9.6 5,985,454 22.0 +3.8 96,540
UKIP 496 0 0 0 0 0.0 605,973 2.2 +0.8 N/A
SNP 59 6 2 0 +2 0.9 412,267 1.5 –0.2 68,711
Green 182 0 0 0 0 0.0 257,758 1.0 +0.4 N/A
DUP 18 9 4 0 +4 1.4 241,856 0.9 +0.2 26,873
BNP 119 0 0 0 0 0.0 192,745 0.7 +0.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru 40 3 0 1 –1 0.5 174,838 0.6 –0.1 58,279
Sinn Féin 18 5 1 0 +1 0.8 174,530 0.6 –0.1 34,906
UUP 18 1 0 5 –5 0.2 127,414 0.5 –0.3 127,414
SDLP 18 3 1 1 0 0.5 125,626 0.5 –0.1 41,875
Independent 180 1 1 0 +1 0.2 122,416 0.5 +0.1 122,416
Respect 26 1 1 0 +1 0.2 68,094 0.3 N/A 68,094
Scottish Socialist 58 0 0 0 0 0.0 43,514 0.2 –0.1 N/A
Veritas 65 0 0 0 0 0.0 40,607 0.1 N/A N/A
Alliance 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 28,291 0.1 0.0 N/A
Scottish Green 19 0 0 0 0 0.0 25,760 0.1 +0.1 N/A
Socialist Labour 49 0 0 0 0 0.0 20,167 0.1 0.0 N/A
Liberal 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 19,068 0.1 0.0 N/A
Health Concern 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 18,739 0.1 0.0 18,739
Speaker 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 15,153 0.1 0.0 15,153
English Democrats 24 0 0 0 0 0.0 15,149 0.1 N/A N/A
Socialist Alternative 17 0 0 0 0 0.0 9,398 0.0 N/A N/A
National Front 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 8,079 0.0 N/A N/A
Legalise Cannabis 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,950 0.0 0.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony 19 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,311 0.0 0.0 N/A
Community Action 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 5,984 0.0 N/A N/A
Christian Vote 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 4,004 0.0 N/A N/A
Mebyon Kernow 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,552 0.0 0.0 N/A
Forward Wales 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,461 0.0 N/A N/A
Christian Peoples 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,291 0.0 N/A N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket 23 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,463 0.0 N/A N/A
Community Group 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,365 0.0 N/A N/A
Ashfield Independents 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,292 0.0 N/A N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,978 0.0 N/A N/A
Residents 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,850 0.0 N/A N/A
Workers' Party 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,669 0.0 0.0 N/A
Socialist Environmental 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,649 0.0 N/A N/A
Scottish Unionist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,266 0.0 0.0 N/A
Workers Revolutionary 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,241 0.0 0.0 N/A
New England 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,224 0.0 N/A N/A
Communist 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,124 0.0 0.0 N/A
Community Group 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,118 0.0 N/A N/A
Peace and Progress 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,036 0.0 N/A N/A
Scottish Senior Citizens 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,017 0.0 N/A N/A
Your Party 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,006 0.0 N/A N/A
SOS! Northampton 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 932 0.0 N/A N/A
Independent Working Class 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 892 0.0 N/A N/A
Democratic Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 770 0.0 N/A N/A
British Public Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 763 0.0 N/A N/A
Free Scotland 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 743 0.0 N/A N/A
Pensioners Party Scotland 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 716 0.0 N/A N/A
Publican Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 678 0.0 N/A N/A
English Independence Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 654 0.0 N/A N/A
Socialist Unity 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 581 0.0 N/A N/A
Local Community Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 570 0.0 N/A N/A
Clause 28 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 516 0.0 N/A N/A
UK Community Issues Party 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 502 0.0 N/A N/A
Total 646 Turnout 27,148,510 61.4 42,026