Neath by-election, 1991

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The Neath by-election, 1991 was a by-election held on 4 April 1991 for the British House of Commons constituency of Neath in Wales. It was won by the Labour Party candidate Peter Hain.


The seat had become vacant when the sitting Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Donald Coleman had died on 14 January 1991.


Peter Hain retained Neath easily for Labour, although there was a 14% swing to Plaid Cymru.


Neath by-election, 1991[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hain 17,962 51.7
Plaid Cymru Dewi Evans 8,132 23.3
Conservative Richard Evans 2,995 8.6
Liberal Democrat David Lloyd 2,000 5.8
Social Democratic John Warman 1,826 5.3
Local Independent Labour Rhys Jeffreys 1,253 3.6
Monster Raving Loony David Sutch 263 0.8
Captain Beany of the Bean Party Barry Kirk 262 0.7
Majority 9,830 28.7
Turnout 34,753 64.0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1987-92 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 

Times Guide to the House of Commons 1992