Electoral history of Michael Portillo

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This is a summary of the electoral history of Michael Portillo, who was a prominent Conservative Party politician who served as a cabinet minister under John Major and was an MP from 1984 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2005.

1983 General Election, Birmingham Perry Barr[edit]

General Election 1983: Birmingham Perry Barr
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Rooker 27,061 52.6
Conservative Michael Portillo 19,659 38.2
Liberal C.E.G. Williams 4,773 9.3
Majority 7,402 14.4
Turnout 51,493 69.2

By-Election 1984, Enfield Southgate[edit]

1984 by-election: Enfield, Southgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Portillo 16,684 49.6 -8.5
Liberal Timothy Slack 11,973 35.6 +12.2
Labour Peter Hamid 4,000 11.9 -6
Turkish Troops Out of Cyprus Andreas Polydrou 687 2.0 N/A
Nationalist Party James Kershaw 80 0.2 N/A
English National Raymond Shenton 78 0.2 N/A
Abolish Gt. London, Restore Middlesex Iain Burgess 50 0.2 N/A
Captain Rainbow's Universal Party George Weiss 48 0.2 N/A
Death off Roads: Freight on Rail Helen Anscomb 45 0.1 N/A
Majority 4,711
Turnout 33,645
Conservative hold Swing -1.27

1987 General Election, Enfield Southgate[edit]

General Election 1987: Enfield, Southgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Portillo 28,445 58.8 +9.2
Liberal Nick Harvey 10,100 20.9 -14.7
Labour R. Course 9,114 18.9 +7
Green S. Rooney 696 1.4 N/A
Majority 18,345 37.9
Turnout 48,355 72.6
Conservative hold Swing

1992 General Election, Enfield Southgate[edit]

General Election 1992: Enfield, Southgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Portillo 28,422 58.0 -0.8
Labour Karen Livney 12.859 26.2 +7.3
Liberal Democrat Kevin Keane 7,080 11.2 -6.5
Green Mrs. M.C.P.H. Hollands 696 1.4 0.0
Majority 15,563 31.8 -6.1
Turnout 49,057 76.3 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing -4.1

1997 General Election, Enfield Southgate[edit]

General Election 1997: Enfield, Southgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Twigg 20,570 44.2 +18.0
Conservative Michael Portillo 19,137 41.1 -16.8
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Browne 4,966 10.7 -3.8
Referendum Nicholas Luard 1,342 2.9 N/A
Christian Democrat Alan Storkey 289 0.6 N/A
Mal – Voice of the People Andrew Malakouna 229 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,433 3.1
Turnout 70.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +17.4

By-Election 1999, Kensington and Chelsea[edit]

1999 by-election: Kensington and Chelsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Portillo 11,004 56.4 +2.8
Labour Robert Atkinson 4,298 22.0 –5.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Woodthorpe Browne 1,831 9.4 –5.9
Pro-Euro Conservative John Stevens 740 3.8
UKIP Damian Hockney 450 2.3 +0.9
Green Hugo Charlton 446 2.3
Democratic Party Earl of Burford 182 0.9
Legalise Cannabis Colin Paisley 141 0.7
Independent Dr. Michael Irwin 97 0.5
UK Pensioners Party Paul Oliver 75 0.4 –0.1
Independent Referendum Party Stephen Scott-Fawcett 57 0.3
Independent Louise Hodges 48 0.3
Natural Law Ged Valente 35 0.2 0.1
People's Net Dream Ticket Party Lisa Lovebucket 26 0.1
Independent John Davies 24 0.1
Independent Peter May 24 0.1
Monster Raving Loony Alan Hope 20 0.1
Independent Tony Samuelson 15 0.1
Majority 6,706 34.4
Turnout 29.7
Conservative hold Swing

2001 General Election, Kensington and Chelsea[edit]

General Election 2001: Kensington and Chelsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Portillo 15,270 54.5 +0.8
Labour Simon Stanley 6,499 23.2 –4.8
Liberal Democrat Kishwer Falkner 4,416 15.8 +0.5
Green Julia Stephenson 1,158 4.1 n/a
UKIP Damian Hockney 416 1.5 n/a
ProLife Alliance Josephine Quintavalle 179 0.6 n/a
Majority 8,771 31.3
Turnout 28,038 43.3 –11.4
Conservative hold Swing