2003 Brent East by-election
Brent East parliamentary seat
The Brent East by-election, 2003 was held in Brent East on 18 September 2003, following the death of Labour MP Paul Daisley on 18 June that year. It was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Teather.
The Liberal Democrats held on to the seat in the 2005 general election.
Turnout was 36.23%. Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Teather won with 39.12% of the vote, which was a swing of 29% from Labour. This was the largest swing from Labour to a Liberal or Liberal Democrat candidate since the Bermondsey by-election in 1983.
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Teather||8,158||39.12||+28.5|
|Socialist Alliance||Brian Butterworth||361||1.73||N/A|
|Public Services Not War||Fawzi Ibrahim||219||1.05||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Iris Cremer||111||0.53||–0.8|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||59||0.28||N/A|
|No description||Aaron Barschak||37||0.18||N/A|
|No description||Jitendra Bardwaj||35||0.17||N/A|
|www.xat.org||Rainbow George Weiss||11||0.05||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||+29.0|
Labour held the seat with 63.2% of the vote at the 2001 General Election. The Liberal Democrats had come third in the seat, with only 10.6% of the vote.
|Liberal Democrat||Norsheen Bhatti||3,065||10.6||+2.8|
|ProLife Alliance||Sarah Macken||392||1.4||+0.7|
|Socialist Labour||Iris Cremer||383||1.3||N/A|
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 2001-2005 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05.