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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.

ConstituencyReason for by-election
Date of by-electionNew Member
Rochester and StroodResignation of Mark Reckless 30.09.1420 November 2014Mark Reckless (UK Independence Party Win)
Heywood and Middleton

Death of Jim Dobbin 07.09.14

9 October 2014Liz McInnes (Labour Hold)
Clacton

Resignation of Douglas Carswell 29.08.14

9 October 2014Douglas Carswell (UK Independence Party Win)
NewarkResignation of Patrick Mercer 30.04.145 June 2014Robert 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 2013Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour Hold)
EastleighResignation of Chris Huhne
05.02.13
28 February 2013Mike Thornton (Lib Dem Hold)
Mid-Ulster

Resignation of Martin McGuiness
02.01.13

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

Death of David Cairns
09.05.11

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

Resignation of Eric Illsley
08.02.11

3 March 2011Dan Jarvis (Labour hold)
Belfast West

Resignation of Mr Gerry Adams
26.01.11

9 June 2011

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

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Constituencies

The UK is currently divided into 650 areas called parliamentary constituencies, each of which is represented by one MP in the House of Commons.

Election timetables

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