Pontypridd by-election, 1989

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The Pontypridd by-election, 1989 was a by-election held in Wales on 23 February 1989 for the House of Commons constituency of Pontypridd in Mid Glamorgan.

The by-election was caused by the death of the constituency's Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) Brynmor John on 13 December 1988.

The result was a Labour Party hold, with Dr Kim Howells winning a majority of almost 11,000 votes.

Whilst out canvassing for the Conservative party, neighbouring MP Sir Raymond Gower died, which resulted in the Vale of Glamorgan by-election.

Votes[edit]

Pontypridd by-election, 1989[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kim Howells 20,549 53.4 -2.9
Plaid Cymru Sydney Morgan 9,775 25.3 +20.0
Conservative Nigel Evans 5,212 13.5 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Tom Ellis 1,500 3.9 -15.0
Social Democratic Terry Thomas 1,199 3.1 -7.2
Communist David Richards 239 0.6 N/A
Independent David Black 57 0.1 N/A
Majority 10,794 28.0
Turnout 38,511 62.0 -19.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

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

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