Brent East by-election, 2003

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The Brent East by-election, 2003 was caused by the death on 18 June 2003 of the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Brent East, Paul Daisley, of the Labour Party.

The by-election to fill his seat was held on 18 September and was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Teather. In large part this can be explained by opposition to the 2003 Iraq War.

Turnout was 36.23%. At the 2001 general election, the Liberal Democrats had come third in the seat, with only 10.6% of the vote, but in the following 2005 general election they held on to the seat.

By-election 2003: Brent East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Teather 8,158 39.12 +28.5
Labour Robert Evans 7,040 33.76 –29.4
Conservative Uma Fernandes 3,368 16.15 –2.0
Green Noel Lynch 638 3.06 –1.6
Socialist Alliance Brian Butterworth 361 1.73 N/A
Public Services Not War Fawzi Ibrahim 219 1.05 N/A
Independent Winston McKenzie 197 0.94 N/A
Independent Kelly McBride 189 0.91 N/A
Independent Harold Immanuel 188 0.9 N/A
UKIP Brian Hall 140 0.67 0.1
Socialist Labour Iris Cremer 111 0.53 –0.8
Independent Neil Walsh 101 0.48 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Alan Hope 59 0.28 N/A
No label Aaron Barschak 37 0.18 N/A
No label Jitendra Bardwaj 35 0.17 N/A
www.xat.org Rainbow George Weiss 11 0.05 N/A
Majority 1,118 5.36
Turnout 20,752 36.2 –15.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +29.0

2001 result[edit]

(2001 was a general election)

General Election 2001: Brent East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Daisley 18,325 63.2 -4.1
Conservative David Gauke 5,278 18.2 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Norsheen Bhatti 3,065 10.6 +2.8
Green Simone Aspis 1,361 4.7 N/A
ProLife Alliance Sarah Macken 392 1.4 +0.7
Socialist Labour Iris Cremer 383 1.3 N/A
UKIP Ashwin Tanna 188 0.6 N/A
Majority 13,047 45.0 0
Turnout 28,992 51.9 -14.0
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 2001-2005 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 

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