Ogmore by-election, 2002

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Ogmore by-election
United Kingdom
2001 ←
7 December 2001 → 2005

       
Candidate Huw Irranca-Davies Bleddyn Hancock Veronica Watkins
Party Labour Plaid Cymru Liberal Democrat
Popular vote 9,548 3,827 1,608
Percentage 52.0% 20.8% 8.8%

     
Candidate Guto Bebb Christopher Herriot
Party Conservative Socialist Labour
Popular vote 1,377 1,152
Percentage 7.5% 6.3%

MP before election

Raymond Powell
Labour

Subsequent MP

Huw Irranca-Davies
Labour

The Member of Parliament for Ogmore in Mid Glamorgan, Sir Raymond Powell, of the Labour Party died on 7 December 2001.

The by-election to fill his seat was held on 14 February 2002. Labour faced no realistic challenge in this very safe seat and retained it easily, with only Plaid Cymru making progress from their 2001 result. The Socialist Labour Party, who had not previously stood, achieved a good result for a minor party and retained their deposit.

Votes[edit]

By-election[edit]

By-election 14 February, 2002: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Huw Irranca-Davies 9,548 52.0 -10.1
Plaid Cymru Bleddyn Hancock 3,827 20.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Veronica Watkins 1,608 8.8 -4.0
Conservative Guto Bebb 1,377 7.5 -3.7
Socialist Labour Christopher Herriot 1,152 6.3 N/A
Green Jonathan Spink 250 1.4 N/A
Socialist Alliance Jeffrey Hurford 205 1.1 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Leslie Edwards 187 1.0 N/A
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 122 0.7 N/A
Independent David Braid 100 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,721 31.1 -16.9
Turnout 18,376 35.2 -23.0
Labour hold Swing

2001 general election[edit]

General Election 2001: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 18,833 62.0 -11.9
Plaid Cymru Angela Pulman 4,259 14.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Lewis 3,878 12.8 +3.6
Conservative Richard Hill 3,383 11.1 +1.4
Majority 14,574 48.0
Turnout 30,353 58.2 -14.8
Labour hold Swing

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