New Member of Parliament for South Shields

03 May 2013

Emma Lewell-Buck of the Labour Party has become Member of Parliament for South Shields after winning the by-election held in that constituency on
Thursday 2 May 2013.

South Shields by-election

The by-election in South Shields was called after the former MP, David Miliband, resigned on 15 April 2013.

By-election results

The results of the South Shields Constituency Parliamentary By-Election were declared at 12:21am on 3 May 2013, and were as follows:

  • Emma Lewell-Buck - Labour Party - 12493 votes - Elected
  • Richard Peter Elvin - UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 5988 votes
  • Karen Allen - Conservative Party - 2857 votes
  • Ahmed Khan - Independent - 1331 votes
  • Phil Brown - The Independent Socialist Party - 750 votes
  • Lady Dorothy MacBeth Brookes - British National Party - 711 votes
  • Hugh Annand - Liberal Democrat - 352 votes
  • Howling Laud Hope - The Official Monster Raving Loony Party - 197 votes
  • Thomas Faithful Darwood - Independent - 57 votes

Turn out was 39.3 per cent.

Image: PA / Owen Humphreys

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