Preston by-election, 2000

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The Member of Parliament for Preston, Audrey Wise, (Labour) died on 2 September 2000.

A by-election to fill the seat was held on 23 November. The Labour vote share declined, but with the main beneficiaries being fringe parties they held the seat comfortably.

Peter Garrett used the description "Preston Christian Alliance". David Braid used the description "Battle for Britain"

Results[edit]

Preston by-election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Hendrick 9,765 45.7 - 15.1
Conservative Graham O'Hare 5,339 25.0 + 3.1
Liberal Democrat Bill Chadwick 3,454 16.2 + 1.5
Socialist Alliance Terry Cartwright 1,210 5.7 N/A
UKIP Gregg Beaman 458 2.1 N/A
Green Richard Merrick 441 2.1 N/A
Christian Peoples Peter Garrett 416 2.0 N/A
BNP Chris Jackson 229 1.1 N/A
Independent David Franklin-Braid 51 0.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 29.4
Labour hold Swing

General Election result, 1997[edit]

General Election 1997: Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Audrey Wise 29,220 60.8
Conservative Paul Gray 10,540 21.9
Liberal Democrat Bill Chadwick 7,045 14.7
Referendum Party John Porter 924 1.9 N/A
Natural Law John Ashforth 345 0.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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