Islwyn by-election, 1995

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A by-election was held in the Welsh parliamentary constituency of Islwyn on 16 February 1995 following the resignation of Neil Kinnock who was appointed as a European Commissioner.[1][2]

Whilst being a safe Labour seat and a comfortable victory, the Conservative party suffered a serious drop in support which saw them lose their deposit - by gaining less than 5% of the vote.[1]

Votes[edit]

Islwyn by-election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Don Touhig 16,030 69.2 -5.1
Plaid Cymru Jocelyn Davies 2,933 12.7 8.8
Liberal Democrat John Bushell 2,448 10.6 4.9
Conservative Robert Buckland 913 3.9 -10.9
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 506 2.2
UKIP Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 289 1.2
Natural Law Trevor Rees 47 0.2
Majority 13,097 56.5
Turnout 23,166 45.1 -36.3
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patricia Wynn Davies (2005-02-17). "Conservatives trounced in poll". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Islwyn". Caerphilly Observer. Retrieved 2011-03-01.