Debbie Abrahams new MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
14 January 2011
Debbie Abrahams of the Labour Party has become Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth after winning the by-election held in that Constituency on Thursday 13 January 2011.
Oldham's was the first by-election held since the general election and formation of a coalition government in May 2010. There were 10 candidates on the ballot paper.
The by-election was called after the result of the vote in May was declared void.
Proportion of voting in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election
The results in detail
- Labour: 14,718 (42.1%)
- Lib Dems: 11,160 (31.9%)
- Conservatives: 4,481 (12.8%)
- UKIP: 2,029 (5.8%)
- BNP: 1,560 (4.5%)
- Green Party: 530 (1.5%)
- Monster Raving Loony Party: 145 (0.4%)
- English Democrats: 144 (0.4%)
- Pirate Party: 96 (0.2%)
- Bus-Pass Elvis Party: 67 (0.1%)
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