Paisley North by-election, 1990

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The Paisley North by-election, 1990 was a parliamentary by-election held on 29 November 1990 for the British House of Commons constituency of Paisley North, in the town of Paisley, Scotland.

It was caused by the death of the sitting Member of Parliament for the constituency, Allen Adams.[1] The Scottish National Party (SNP) saw a healthy increase in their share of the vote, but not enough to win, and the Labour Party retained the seat, with Adams' widow Irene being their successful candidate.


Paisley North by-election, 1990[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Adams 11,353 44.0 -11.5
SNP Roger Mullin 7,583 29.4 +16.5
Conservative E Marwick 3,835 14.8 -1.0
Liberal Democrat J Bannerman 2,139 8.3 -7.5
Green David G. Mellor 918 3.6
Majority 3,770 14.6 -25.1
Turnout 25,828 53.7 -19.8
Labour hold Swing -14.0

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  1. ^ Waller, Robert; Criddle, Byron (17 August 1999). The Almanac of British Politics (6 ed.). Routledge. p. 536. ISBN 0415185416. 
  2. ^ "By-election results: 1987-92" (PDF). House of Commons Information Office. p. 14. Retrieved 9 April 2012.