Socialist Labour Party (UK) election results

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The Socialist Labour Party's results in general elections are as follows.

United Kingdom elections[edit]

Summary of general election performance[edit]

Year Candidates Votes  % of total vote  % vote in contested seats Saved deposits Votes per candidate
1997 65 52,516 0.17 1.78 3 808
2001 114 57,289 0.22 1.40 1 503
2005 49 20,167 0.07 1.08 1 412
2010 23 7,196 0.02 0.77 0 313

By-Elections 1996-1997[edit]

Year Constituency Candidate Votes  %
1 February 1996 Hemsworth Brenda Nixon 1,193 5.4
12 December 1996 Barnsley East Ken Capstick 949 5.3
27 February 1997 Wirral South Michael Cullen 154 0.4

1997 General Election results[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Barnsley East and Mexborough Ken Capstick 1,213 2.8
Bethnal Green and Bow Abdul Hamid 413 0.9
Birkenhead Michael Cullen 1,168 3.0
Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath Colin Wren 483 1.2
Blackburn Helen Drummon 635 1.3
Bolton North East Kelly William 676 1.4
Bolton West Doris Kelly 1,374 2.8
Bradford West Abdul Khan 1,551 3.4
Brent East Stanley Keable 466 1.3
Brighton Kemptown Hannah Williams 316 0.7
Bristol East Paul Williams 766 1.6
Bristol North West Giles Shorter 482 0.9
Bristol West Roy Nurse 244 0.4
Camberwell and Peckham Angela Ruddock 685 2.4
Cannock Chase Michael Conroy 1,120 2.1
Cardiff Central Terence Burns 2,230 5.3
Colne Valley Alan Brooke 759 1.3
Coventry North East Hanna Khamis 597 1.2
Coventry North West David Spencer 940 1.7
Cunninghame North Louise McDaid 501 1.2
Cunninghame South James McDaid 494 1.4
Doncaster Central Michael Kenny 854 2.0
Don Valley Nigel Ball 1,024 2.4
Dudley North Mark Atherton 2,155 4.5
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush Jack Gilbert 635 1.3
Ealing Southall Harpal Brar 2,107 3.9
East Ham Imran Khan 2,697 6.8
Erewash Matthew Simmons 496 0.8
Hornsey and Wood Green Pat Sikorski 586 1.1
Ilford South Bruce Ramsay 868 1.7
Knowsley North and Sefton East Christopher Jones 857 1.7
Leeds Central Mick Rix 656 1.8
Leeds North East Jan Egan 468 1.0
Leeds North West Roger Lamb 335 0.7
Leicester East Sohan Singh Sidhu 436 1.0
Leicester South Jim Dooher 634 1.3
Leicester West Dave Roberts 452 1.1
Lewisham Deptford John Mulrenan 996 3.0
Lewisham West Nicholas Long 398 1.1
Llanelli John Willock 757 1.8
Maidstone and the Weald Maureen Cleator 979 1.8
Manchester Central Francis Rafferty 810 2.4
Manchester Gorton Trevor Longsam 501 1.4
Motherwell and Wishaw Chris Herriot 797 2.2
Newbury Katrina Howse 174 0.3
Newcastle-under-Lyme Bridget Bell 1,082 2.2
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend Blanch Carpenter 642 1.5
Newport East Arthur Scargill 1,951 5.2
North East Cambridgeshire Christopher Bennett 851 1.5
Norwich North James Hood 495 0.9
Oldham East and Saddleworth John Smith 470 0.9
Oldham West and Royton Gias Choudhury 1,311 2.5
Pontypridd Peter Skelly 380 0.83
Poplar and Canning Town Jacqueline Joseph 557 1.4
St Helens North Ronald Waugh 830 1.7
Scunthorpe Brian Hopper 399 1.0
Sedgefield Brian Gibson 474 1.0
Sheffield Brightside Paul Davidson 482 1.4
Southampton Itchen Kim Rose 628 1.2
Stockport Geoffrey Southern 255 0.5
Swansea West David Proctor 885 2.2
Vauxhall Ian Driver 983 2.5
Wythenshawe and Sale East James Flannery 957 2.1
Total 52,516

By-Elections 1997-2001[edit]

Year Constituency Candidate Votes  %
6 November 1997 Paisley South Christopher Herriot 153 0.7
23 September 1999 Hamilton South Tom Dewar 238 1.2
23 September 1999 Wigan William Kelly 240 1.5

2001 General Election results[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Airdrie and Shotts Christopher Herriot 174 0.6
Ashfield Katrina Howse 380 1.0
Bassetlaw Kelvin Meloy 689 1.8
Birmingham Edgbaston Sam Brackenbury 431 1.1
Birmingham Erdington Judith Sambrook-Marshall 343 1.1
Birmingham Hodge Hill Dennis Cridge 284 1.1
Birmingham Ladywood Surinder Virdee 443 1.4
Birmingham Northfield Zane Carpenter 151 0.5
Birmingham Perry Barr Avtar Jouhl 1,544 4.41
Birmingham Yardley Colin Wren 151 0.5
Blackburn Terry Cullen 559 1.4
Bolton North East Lynne Lowe 407 1.0
Bolton South East John Kelly 826 2.4
Bootle Dave Flynn 971 3.5
Bradford South Tony Kelly 571 1.6
Brent East Iris Cremer 383 1.8
Brigg and Goole Michael Kenny 399 1.0
Brighton Kemptown John McLeod 364 0.9
Brighton Pavilion Ian Fyvie 573 1.3
Bristol East Mike Langley 438 1.1
Bristol North West Vince Horrigan 371 0.8
Bristol South Giles Shorter 250 0.6
Bristol West Bernard Kennedy 590 1.1
Bury St Edmonds Michael Benwell 580 1.2
Camberwell and Peckham Bob Adams 188 0.7
Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley James McDaid 367 0.9
Chesterfield Bill Harrison 295 0.7
Corby Andrew Dickson 750 1.6
Coventry South Timothy Logan 414 1.0
Crawley Karl Stewart 260 0.7
Crosby Mark Holt 481 1.3
Cunninghame North Louise McDaid 382 1.1
Cunninghame South Bobby Cochrane 382 1.4
Dagenham Robert Siggins 245 0.9
Darlington Amanda Rose 229 0.6
Derbyshire South Paul Liversuch 564 1.1
Don Valley Nigel Ball 466 1.3
Durham North West Joan Hartnell 661 1.7
Ealing Acton and Shepherd's Bush Carlos Rule 301 0.8
Ealing Southall Harpal Brar 921 2.0
Easington Dave Robinson 831 2.5
East Ham Rod Finlayson 783 2.1
East Lothian James Herriot 376 1.0
Edinburgh East and Leith David Jacobsen 259 0.8
Erewash Peter Waldock 401 0.8
Erith and Thamesmead Hardev Dhillon 1,180 3.5
Falkirk East Raymond Stead 373 1.1
Falkirk West Ronnie Forbes 194 0.6
Feltham and Heston Surinder Cheema 651 1.8
Glasgow Anniesland Katherine McGavigan 191 0.7
Glasgow Shettleston Murdo Ritchie 230 1.1
Gosport Kevin Chetwynd 509 1.3
Gower Darren Hickery 417 1.1
Greenwich and Woolwich Margaret Sharkey 352 1.1
Hackney North and Stoke Newington Sukant Chandan 756 2.6
Hamilton North and Bellshill Stephen Mayes 195 0.6
Hartlepool Arthur Scargill 912 2.4
Hemsworth Paul Turek 801 2.3
Hertsmere James Dry 397 1.0
Holborn and St Pancras Joti Brar 359 1.2
Hornsey and Wood Green Ella Rule 294 0.7
Huddersfield George Randall 208 0.6
Kingston upon Hill East Linda Muir 830 2.7
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle David Skinner 353 1.2
Ipswich Shaun Gratton 217 0.6
Isle of Wight James Spensley 214 0.3
Islington North Steve Cook 512 1.7
Islwyn Mary Millington 417 1.3
Kingston and Surbiton John Hayball 319 0.6
Knowsley North and Sefton East Ronald Waugh 574 1.5
Knowsley South Alan Fogg 1,068 2.9
Leeds East Mark King 419 1.4
Leeds North East Colin Muir 173 0.4
Leicester East Dave Roberts 837 2.1
Leicester South Arnold Gardner 676 1.6
Leicester West Sean Kirkpatrick 350 1.1
Leigh William Kelly 820 2.3
Liverpool Wavertree Michael Lane 359 1.1
Llanelli John Willcock 407 1.1
Manchester Blackley Kevin Barr 485 1.8
Manchester Central Ron Sinclair 484 1.9
Manchester Gorton Kirsty Muir 333 1.2
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Ken Evans 692 2.2
Middlesbrough Kai Anderson 392 1.2
Motherwell and Wishaw Claire Watt 61 0.2
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Gordon Potts 723 2.1
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend Blanch Carpenter 420 1.3
Newport East Liz Screen 420 1.3
Normanton Mike Appleyard 798 2.3
Nottingham North Andrew Botham 321 1.1
Oxford East Fahim Ahmed 274 0.7
Plymouth Devonport Rob Hawkins 303 0.7
Plymouth Sutton Henry Leary 361 0.9
Pontefract and Castleford Trevor Bolderson 605 1.9
Preseli Pembrokeshire Patricia Bowen 452 1.2
Redcar John Taylor 772 2.0
Sedgefield Brian Gibson 518 1.3
Sheffield Brightside Robert Morris 354 1.4
Sheffield Central David Hadfield 289 1.0
Sheffield Heeley Brian Fischer 667 2.0
Southampton Itchen Michael Holmes 225 0.5
Southampton Test Paramjit Bahia 378 0.9
St Helens North Stephen Whatham 939 2.5
St Helens South Mike Perry 1,504 4.4
Tyne Bridge James Fitzpatrick 533 2.0
Tyneside North Ken Capstick 240 0.6
Wakefield Abdul Aziz 634 1.5
Warley Harbhajan Dardi 1,936 6.2
West Bromwich East Satbir Johal 585 1.8
West Bromwich West Baghwant Singh 396 1.2
Worsley Dorothy Entwistle 576 1.6
Wythenshawe and Sale East Fred Shaw 410 1.2
Total 57,288

By-Elections 2001-2005[edit]

Year Constituency Candidate Votes  %
14 February 2002 Ogmore Christopher Herriot 1,152 6.3
18 September 2003 Brent East Iris Cremer 111 0.53
15 July 2004 Leicester South Dave Roberts 263 0.9
23 July 2004 Hartlepool Christopher Herriot 95 0.3

2005 General Election results[1][edit]

The Party managed to get its highest percentage share in any individual parliamentary constituency at the 2005 general election when it gained 14.2% of the votes cast in Glasgow North East.

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock James McDaid 395 0.9
Barnsley East and Mexborough Terry Robinson 740 2.2
Birmingham Perry Bar Rajinder Clair 890 2.3
Bolton North East Lynne Lowe 207 0.6
Brighton Kemptown John McLeod 163 0.4
Brighton Pavilion Ian Fyvie 152 0.3
Bristol West Bernard Kennedy 329 0.6
Bury North Ryan O'Neill 172 0.4
Camberwell and Peckham Margaret Sharkey 132 0.5
Central Ayrshire Robert Cochrane 468 1.1
Clwyd West Patrick Keenan 313 0.9
Conwy David Lloyd Jones 324 1.0
Corby Steven Carey 499 1.0
Dulwich and West Norwood Amanda Rose 149 0.4
Easington Dave Robinson 583 1.8
Esher and Walton Richard Cutler 342 0.7
Glasgow Central Ian Johnson 255 0.9
Glasgow North East Doris Kelly 4,036 14.2
Glasgow North West Colin Muir 279 0.8
Glasgow South Dorothy Entwhistle 266 0.7
Glasgow South West Violet Shaw 143 0.5
Hackney North and Stoke Newington Nusrat Sen 296 1.0
Hartlepool Frank Harrison 373 1.1
Hertsmere Jim Dry 518 1.2
Kingston upon Hull East Linda Muir 207 0.7
Kingston and Surbiton John Hayball 366 0.7
Knowsley North and Sefton East Stephen Whatham 464 1.3
Leicester East Valerie Smalley 434 1.1
Leicester South Dave Roberts 315 0.7
Liverpool Riverside Beth Marshall 498 1.6
Liverpool Wavertree Gary Theys 244 0.7
Liverpool West Derby Kai Anderson 698 2.3
Manchester Central Ronald Sinclair 183 0.6
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Ina Marsden 271 0.9
Newport East Liz Screen 260 0.8
North Ayrshire and Arran Louise McDain 303 0.7
Paisley and Renfrewshire North Katharine McGavigan 444 1.1
Paisley and Renfrewshire South Howard Broadbent 107 0.3
Plymouth Devonport Robert O. Hawkins 303 0.7
Plymouth Sutton Rob J. Hawkins 230 0.6
Preseli Pembrokeshire Patricia Bowen 275 0.7
Redcar John Taylor 159 0.4
St Helens South Michael Perry 643 1.8
South Dorset David Marchesi 25 0.1
Tottenham Jaamit Durrani 263 0.8
Vale of Glamorgan Paul Mules 162 0.3
Wakefield Abdul Aziz 634 1.5
Warley Malcolm Connigale 637 2.0
Wellingborough Andy Dickson 234 0.4
West Bromwich East Judith Sambrook 200 0.6
Total 20,167

By-Elections 2005-2010[edit]

Year Constituency Candidate Votes  %
12 November 2009 Glasgow North East Louise McDaid 47 0.2

2010 General Election results[edit]

The Socialist Labour Party ran 23 candidates in the 2010 general election, who received a total of 7,196 votes, fewer than 0.1% of the UK national vote. All lost their deposits. The best results were those of Kai Andersen in Liverpool West Derby (614 votes - 1.7%) and Ken Capstick in Barnsley East (601 votes - 1.6%). In the local elections held on the same day, Andersen also received 244 votes (4.2%) in the Croxteth ward of Liverpool.[2]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Ayshire Central James McDaid 422 1.0
Ayrshire North and Arran Louise McDaid 449 1.0
Barnsley Central Terry Robinson 356 1.0
Barnsley East Ken Capstick 601 1.6
Birmingham Perry Barr John Tyrrell 527 1.3
Blaenau Gwent Alyson O'Connell 381 1.2
Brighton Pavilion Ian Fyvie 148 0.3
Camberwell and Peckham Margaret Sharkey 184 0.4
Camborne and Redruth Robert Hawkins 169 0.4
Derbyshire South Paul Liversuch 266 0.5
Dunbartonshire West Katharine McGavigan 505 1.2
Edinburgh North and Leith David Jacobsen 141 0.3
Glasgow North East Jim Berrington 156 0.5
Liverpool Wavertree Kim Singleton 200 0.5
Liverpool West Derby Kai Andersen 614 1.7
Manchester Central Ron Sinclair 153 0.4
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Alan Cowdell 195 0.6
Newport East Liz Screen 123 0.4
Plymouth Moor View David Marchesi 208 0.5
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Robert Hawkins 123 0.3
Pontypridd Simon Parsons 456 1.2
St Helens North Stephen Whatham 483 1.1
Wolverhampton North East Shangara Bhatoe 337 1.0
Total 7,196

2015 General Election results[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Aberavon Andrew Jordan 352 1.1
Arfon Kathrine Jones 409 1.5
Clwyd West Bob English 612 1.6
Cynon Valley Chris Beggs 533 1.7
Pontypridd Damien Biggs 332 0.9
Ynys Môn Liz Screen 148 0.4
'"Total"' 3,481

By-Elections 2010-2015[edit]

Year Constituency Candidate Votes  %
15 November 2012[3] Cardiff South and Penarth Andrew Jordan 235 1.2

European Parliament[edit]

1999 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
East Midlands 9,342 1.3 n/a
East of England 6,143 0.6 n/a
London 19,632 1.7 n/a
North East England 4,511 1.2 n/a
North West England 11,338 1.1 n/a
Scotland 9,385 1.0 n/a
South East England 7,281 0.5 n/a
South West England 5,741 0.6 n/a
Wales 4,283 0.7 n/a
West Midlands 5,257 0.6 n/a
Yorkshire and the Humber 7,650 1.0 n/a
Total 86,749 0.87 n/a

2009 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
East Midlands 13,590 1.1 n/a
East of England 13,599 0.8 n/a
London 15,306 0.9 n/a
North East England 10,238 1.7 n/a
North West England 26,224 1.6 n/a
Scotland 22,135 2.0 n/a
South East England 15,484 0.7 n/a
South West England 10,033 0.6 n/a
Wales 12,402 1.8 n/a
West Midlands 14,724 1.0 n/a
Yorkshire and the Humber 19,380 1.6 n/a
Total 173,115 1.14 n/a

2014 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Wales 4,459 0.61 -1.2
Total 4,459 0.61 -0.01

Scottish Parliament[edit]

Scottish Parliament election (May 6, 1999)[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % +/- %
Falkirk East Raymond Stead 1,643 4.67 n/a
Glasgow Anniesland Edward Boyd 139 0.49 n/a
Glasgow Rutherglen James Nisbet 481 1.66 n/a
Hamilton North and Bellshill Katherine McGavigan 1,064 3.41 n/a
Motherwell and Wishaw John Milligan 1,941 6.39 n/a
Total 5,268 0.02 n/a
Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 10,956 3.32 n/a
Glasgow 4,391 1.7 n/a
Highlands and Islands 2,808 1.39 n/a
Lothians 10,895 3.33 n/a
Mid Scotland and Fife 4,266 1.4 n/a
North East Scotland 3,557 1.2 n/a
South of Scotland 13,887 4.4 n/a
West of Scotland 4,472 1.4 n/a
Total 55,232 2.37 n/a

By-Elections 1999-2003[edit]

Date Constituency Candidate Votes  % +/- %
23 November 2000 Glasgow Anniesland Murdo Ritchie 298 1.47 +0.98

Scottish Parliament election (May 1, 2003)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 3,855 1.47 -1.85
Glasgow 3,091 1.5 -0.2
Highlands and Islands 1,617 0.96 -0.43
Lothians 2,181 0.8 -2.5
Mid Scotland and Fife 2,273 0.9 -0.5
North East Scotland 2,431 1.0 -0.2
South of Scotland 3,054 1.2 -3.2
West of Scotland 3,155 1.2 -0.2
Total 21,657 1.14 -1.23


Scottish Parliament election (May 3, 2007)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 2,303 0.8 -0.7
Glasgow 2,680 1.3 -0.2
Highlands and Islands 1,027 0.6 -0.4
Lothians 2,190 0.8 -0.1
Mid Scotland and Fife 1,523 0.6 -0.4
North East Scotland 2,004 0.8 -0.5
South of Scotland 1,633 0.6 -0.6
West of Scotland 1,557 0.6 -0.6
Total 12,731 0.7 -0.4

Scottish Parliament election (May 5, 2011)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 2,483 1.1 +0.3
Glasgow 2,276 1.1 -0.2
Highlands and Islands 1,406 0.8 +0.2
Lothian 1,681 0.6 -0.2
Mid Scotland and Fife 1,771 0.7 +0.1
North East Scotland 1,459 0.5 ±0.0
South of Scotland 2,906 1.04 +0.5
West of Scotland 2,865 1.0 +0.4
Total 16,847 0.85 +0.15

National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Welsh Assembly election (May 6, 1999)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Mid and West Wales 3,019 1.38 n/a
South Wales Central 2,822 1.31 n/a
South Wales East 4,879 2.41 n/a
Total 10,720 1.0 n/a

Welsh Assembly election (May 1, 2003)[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % +/- %
Ogmore Christoper Herriot 410 2.5 n/a
Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
South Wales Central 3,217 1.78 +0.47
South Wales East 3,695 2.18 -0.23
South Wales West 3,446 2.47 n/a
Total 10,358 1.2 +0.2

Welsh Assembly election (May 3, 2007)[edit]

The Socialist Labour Party stood throughout every region in Wales and managed to qualify for its first Welsh Assembly electoral broadcast. Its votes had dropped by 0.1% in the three regions which it contested in 2003.

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Mid and West Wales 2,196 1.0 n/a
North Wales 2,209 1.1 n/a
South Wales Central 1,744 0.8 -0.98
South Wales East 3,694 1.9 -0.28
South Wales West 2,367 1.5 -0.97
Total 12,209 1.2 ±0.0

Welsh Assembly election (May 5, 2011)[edit]

The Socialist Labour Party stood throughout every region in Wales and managed to beat the British National Party in four regions out of the entire election and the Greens in two regions. Its vote went up by 1.2% giving it 2.4% of the national vote in 7th place pushing the BNP into 8th place.

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Mid and West Wales 3,951 1.9 +0.9
North Wales 4,895 2.5 +1.4
South Wales Central 4,690 2.3 +1.5
South Wales East 4,427 2.4 +0.5
South Wales West 5,057 3.3 +1.8
Total 23,020 2.4 +1.2

By-Elections 2011-[edit]

Date Constituency Candidate Votes  % +/- %
1 August 2013 Ynys Môn Kathrine Jones 348 1.61 N/A

References[edit]

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