Ipswich by-election, 2001

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The member of Parliament for Ipswich in Suffolk, Jamie Cann, of the Labour Party died on 15 October 2001.

The by-election to fill his seat was held on 22 November that year, and was the first of six by-elections which took place during the 2001-2005 parliament.

With Labour still basking in the glow of their general election victory just five months earlier, no opposition party was able to mount an effective challenge. The Liberal Democrats improved their position somewhat but remained in third place, and Labour candidate Chris Mole was returned with a majority of over 4,000.

By-election 22 November 2001: Ipswich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Mole 11,881 43.4 -8.0
Conservative Paul West 7,794 28.4 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt 6,146 22.4 +7.2
Christian Peoples David Coope 581 2.1 N/A
UKIP Jonathan Wright 276 1.0 -0.6
Green Tony Slade 255 0.9 N/A
Legalise Cannabis John Ramirez 236 0.9 N/A
Socialist Alliance Peter Leach 152 0.6 -0.2
English Independence Nicolas Winskill 84 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,087 14.9 -5.9
Turnout 27,405 40.2 -16.8
Labour hold Swing

June 2001 result[edit]

(June 2001 was a general election)

General Election 2001: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jamie Cann 19,952 51.3 -1.4
Conservative Edward Wild 11,871 30.5 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Terence Gilbert 5,904 15.2 +3.0
UKIP William Vinyard 624 1.6 +1.2
Socialist Alliance Peter Leach 305 0.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Shaun Gratton 217 0.6 N/A
Majority 8,081 20.8
Turnout 38,873 57.0 -15.2
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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