Stephen Day (British politician)

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This article is about the British Member of Parliament. For the US congressman from Illinois, see Stephen A. Day.
Stephen Day
Member of Parliament
for Cheadle
In office
11 June 1987 – 14 May 2001
Preceded by Tom Normanton
Succeeded by Patsy Calton
Personal details
Born (1948-10-30) 30 October 1948 (age 68)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Stephen Richard Day (born 30 October 1948)[1] is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom, and a former Member of Parliament (MP).

He was the Conservative candidate for Bradford West at the 1983 general election,[2] before being elected as MP for Cheadle from 1987 to 2001,[1] when he lost his seat by 33 votes,[3] the smallest margin of any constituency in the country. He stood again in the 2005 general election and lost by over 4,000 votes,[3] but the seat became vacant within a month on the death of MP Patsy Calton. Day was the Conservative candidate in the resulting by-election, but lost to Liberal Democrat candidate, Mark Hunter.[3] As a result, Day announced that he would not be the Conservative candidate at the next general election.

Day is also Secretary of the Association of Conservative Clubs (ACC) and is prominent within the Conservative Clubs movement in the United Kingdom.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "UK General Election results June 1983, part 3". pp. Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Politics: Cheadle". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Tom Normanton
Member of Parliament for Cheadle
Succeeded by
Patsy Calton