2000 West Bromwich West by-election

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The West Bromwich West by-election, 2000 was a by-election held on 23 November 2000 for the British House of Commons constituency of West Bromwich West.

The constituency's Member of Parliament (MP) was the Rt. Hon. Betty Boothroyd, the Speaker. She resigned from the House of Commons on 2 September 2000, triggering the by-election

In 1997 the major parties had observed a recent tradition by not opposing the Speaker seeking re-election. On its return to partisan politics the seat reverted to Labour, in a similar result to that seen in 1992.


West Bromwich West by-election, 2000[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adrian Bailey 9,460 50.6 N/A
Conservative Karen Bissell 6,408 34.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Sadie Smith 1,791 9.6 N/A
BNP Nick Griffin[2] 794 4.2 N/A
UKIP Jonathan Oakton 246 1.3 N/A
Majority 3,052 16.3
Turnout 27.3
Labour gain from Speaker Swing

General Election result, 1997[edit]

General election 1997: West Bromwich West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker Betty Boothroyd 23,969 65.3
Independent Labour Richard Silvester 8,546 23.3
National Democrats Steve Edwards 4,181 11.4
Majority 15,423 40.0
Speaker hold Swing


  1. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1997-2002 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
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