By-elections in the 2010-2015 Parliament

By-elections in the 2010-2015 Parliament

This page gives details of the UK parliamentary by-elections that took place in the 2010-2015 Parliament.

Constituency Reason for by-election
Date of by-election New Member
Rochester and Strood Resignation of Mark Reckless 30.09.14 20 November 2014 Mark Reckless (UK Independence Party Win)
Heywood and Middleton

Death of Jim Dobbin 07.09.14

9 October 2014 Liz McInnes (Labour Hold)
Clacton

Resignation of Douglas Carswell 29.08.14

9 October 2014 Douglas Carswell (UK Independence Party Win)
Newark Resignation of Patrick Mercer 30.04.14 5 June 2014 Robert Jenrick (Conservative Win)
Wythenshawe and Sale East

Death of Paul Goggins
07.01.14

13 February 2014

Michael Kane (Labour Hold)
South Shields

Resignation of David Miliband
15.04.13

2 May 2013 Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour Hold)
Eastleigh Resignation of Chris Huhne
05.02.13
28 February 2013 Mike Thornton (Lib Dem Hold)
Mid-Ulster

Resignation of Martin McGuiness
02.01.13

7 March 2013 Francie Molloy (Sinn Fein Hold)
Rotherham Resignation of Rt Hon Denis MacShane
05.11.12
29 November 2012 Sarah Champion (Labour Hold)
Manchester Central Resignation of Tony Lloyd
22.10.12
15 November 2012 Lucy Powell (Labour Hold)
Cardiff South and Penarth Resignation of Rt Hon Alun Michael
22.10.12
15 November 2012 Stephen Doughty (Labour/Co-op Hold)
Middlesbrough Death of Sir Stuart Bell
13.10.12
29 November 2012 Andy McDonald (Labour Hold)
Croydon North Death of Malcolm Wicks
29.09.12
29 November 2012 Steve Reed (Labour Hold)
Corby Resignation of Louise Mensch
29.08.12
15 November 2012 Andy Sawford (Labour/Co-op Win)
Bradford West Resignation of Marsha Singh
02.03.12
29 March 2012 George Galloway (Respect Win)
Feltham and Heston Death of Alan Keen
14.11.11
15 December 2011 Seema Malhotra (Labour Hold)
Inverclyde

Death of David Cairns
09.05.11

30 June 2011 Iain McKenzie (Labour Hold)
Leicester South Resignation of Sir Peter Soulsby
01.04.11
5 May 2011 Jon Ashworth (Labour hold)
Barnsley Central

Resignation of Eric Illsley
08.02.11

3 March 2011 Dan Jarvis (Labour hold)
Belfast West

Resignation of Mr Gerry Adams
26.01.11

9 June 2011

Paul Maskey (Sinn Fein Hold)
Oldham East and Saddleworth Previous election declared void
05.11.10
13 January 2011 Debbie Abrahams (Labour hold)

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