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.

Vacancy[edit]

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

Result[edit]

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

Votes[edit]

Neath by-election, 1991[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hain 17,962 51.7 -11.7
Plaid Cymru Dewi Evans 8,132 23.3 +16.9
Conservative Richard Evans 2,995 8.6 -7.5
Liberal Democrat David Lloyd 2,000 5.8 N/A
Social Democratic John Warman 1,826 5.3 -8.8
Local Independent Labour Rhys Jeffreys 1,253 3.6 N/A
Monster Raving Loony David Sutch 263 0.8 N/A
Captain Beany of the Bean Party Barry Kirk 262 0.7 N/A
Majority 9,830 28.7 -18.5
Turnout 34,753 64.0 -14.8

See also[edit]

Sources[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