Ipswich by-election, 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.
|Liberal Democrat||Tessa Munt||6,146||22.4||+7.2|
|Christian Peoples||David Coope||581||2.1||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|
June 2001 result
(June 2001 was a general election)
|Liberal Democrat||Terence Gilbert||5,904||15.2||+3.0|
|Socialist Alliance||Peter Leach||305||0.8||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Shaun Gratton||217||0.6||N/A|
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 2001-2005 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05.