Debbie Abrahams new MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Debbie Abrahams, smiling at a podium, with other candidates applauding
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 

A piechart showing the proportion of voting. Labour has the majority with forty-two percent

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%)

Image: PA  

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