Conservative Marginal Seats, 1st May 1997

Pos.

Constituency

Winner

Votes

Gain Info.

Majority

Swing Info.

1

Dorset South

Ian Bruce

Con 17755 Lab 17678 LDm 9936 Ref 2791 UKInd 861 NLP 161

Con hold

77 (0.16%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.21%

2

Bedfordshire South West

Sir David Madel

Con 21534 Lab 21402 LDm 7559 Ref 1761 UKInd 446 NLP 162

Con hold

132 (0.25%)

Swing Con to Lab 15.10%

3

Teignbridge

Patrick Nicholls

Con 24679 LDm 24398 Lab 11311 UKInd 1601 Grn 817 RDrm 139

Con hold

281 (0.45%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.34%

4

Hexham

Peter Atkinson

Con 17701 Lab 17479 LDm 7959 Ref 1362 UKInd 1170

Con hold

222 (0.49%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.87%

5

Lichfield

Michael Fabricant

Con 20853 Lab 20615 LDm 5473 Ref 1652

Con hold

238 (0.49%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.97%

6

Bury St Edmunds

David Ruffley

Con 21290 Lab 20922 LDm 10102 Ref 2939 NLP 272

Con hold

368 (0.66%)

Swing LDm to Con 0.58%

7

Wells

David Heathcoat-Amory

Con 22208 LDm 21680 Lab 10204 Ref 2196 NLP 92

Con hold

528 (0.94%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.29%

8

Meriden

Caroline Spelman

Con 22997 Lab 22415 LDm 7098 Ref 2208

Con hold

582 (1.06%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.57%

9

Dorset Mid & Poole North

Christopher Fraser

Con 20632 LDm 19951 Lab 8014 Ref 2136

Con hold

681 (1.34%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.39%

10

Boston & Skegness

Sir Richard Body

Con 19750 Lab 19103 LDm 7721

Con hold

647 (1.39%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.58%

11

Beverley & Holderness

James Cran

Con 21629 Lab 20818 LDm 9689 UKInd 695 NLP 111

Con hold

811 (1.53%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.31%

12

Totnes

Sir Anthony Steen

Con 19637 LDm 18760 Lab 8796 Ref 2552 Loc Con 2369 UKInd 999 Grn 548 RDrm 108

Con hold

877 (1.63%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.81%

13

Uxbridge

Sir Michael Shersby

Con 18095 Lab 17371 LDm 4528 Ref 1153 SP 398

Con hold

724 (1.74%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.82%

14

Bosworth

David Tredinnick

Con 21189 Lab 20162 LDm 9281 Ref 1521

Con hold

1027 (1.97%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.66%

15

Chipping Barnet

Sir Sydney Chapman

Con 21317 Lab 20282 LDm 6121 Ref 1190 Lny 253 ProLife 243 NLP 159

Con hold

1035 (2.09%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.12%

16

Norfolk North

David Prior

Con 21456 LDm 20163 Lab 14736 Ref 2458

Con hold

1293 (2.20%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.42%

17

Norfolk Mid

Keith Simpson

Con 22739 Lab 21403 LDm 8617 Ref 3229 Grn 1254 NLP 215

Con hold

1336 (2.33%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.07%

18

Eddisbury

Alastair Goodlad

Con 21027 Lab 19842 LDm 6540 Ref 2041

Con hold

1185 (2.40%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.62%

19

Billericay

Teresa Gorman

Con 22033 Lab 20677 LDm 8763 LC 3377 ProLife 570

Con hold

1356 (2.45%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.68%

20

Tiverton & Honiton

Mrs Angela Browning

Con 24438 LDm 22785 Lab 7598 Ref 2952 Lib 635 Grn 485 NatDem 236

Con hold

1653 (2.80%)

Swing Con to LDm 8.40%

21

Altrincham & Sale West

Graham Brady

Con 22348 Lab 20843 LDm 6535 Ref 1348 ProLife 313 UKInd 270 NLP 125

Con hold

1505 (2.91%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.57%

22

Bridgwater

Tom King

Con 20174 LDm 18378 Lab 13519 Ref 2551

Con hold

1796 (3.29%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.89%

23

Dorset West

Oliver Letwin

Con 22036 LDm 20196 Lab 9491 UKInd 1590 NLP 239

Con hold

1840 (3.44%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.62%

24

Eastbourne

Nigel Waterson

Con 22183 LDm 20189 Lab 6576 Ref 2724 Lib 741 UKInd 254

Con hold

1994 (3.79%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.01%

25

Suffolk West

Richard Spring

Con 20081 Lab 18214 LDm 6892 Ref 3724 NLP 171

Con hold

1867 (3.80%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.01%

26

Christchurch

Christopher Chope

Con 26095 LDm 23930 Lab 3884 Ref 1684 UKInd 606

Con hold

2165 (3.85%)

Swing Con to LDm 18.28%

27

Norfolk South West

Mrs Gillian Shepherd

Con 24694 Lab 22230 LDm 8178 Ref 3694

Con hold

2464 (4.19%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.75%

28

Basingstoke

Andrew Hunter

Con 24751 Lab 22354 LDm 9714 Ind 310

Con hold

2397 (4.20%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.10%

29

Shropshire North

Owen Paterson

Con 20730 Lab 18535 LDm 10489 Ref 1764

Con hold

2195 (4.26%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.21%

30

Wycombe

Sir Ray Whitney

Con 20890 Lab 18520 LDm 9678 Ref 2394 Grn 716 NLP 121

Con hold

2370 (4.53%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.40%

31

Surrey South West

Virginia Bottomley

Con 25165 LDm 22471 Lab 5333 Ref 2830 UKInd 401 ProLife 258

Con hold

2694 (4.77%)

Swing Con to LDm 10.13%

32

Orpington

John Horam

Con 24417 LDm 21465 Lab 10753 Ref 2316 UKInd 526 Lib 494 ProLife 191

Con hold

2952 (4.91%)

Swing Con to LDm 11.02%

33

Grantham & Stamford

Quentin Davies

Con 22672 Lab 19980 LDm 6612 Ref 2721 UKInd 556 ProLife 314 NLP 115

Con hold

2692 (5.08%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.34%

34

Dorset North

Robert Walter

Con 23294 LDm 20548 Lab 5380 Ref 2564 UKInd 801

Con hold

2746 (5.22%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.94%

35

Aldridge-Brownhills

Richard Shepherd

Con 21856 Lab 19330 LDm 5184

Con hold

2526 (5.45%)

Swing Con to Lab 7.81%

36

Southend West

David Amess

Con 18029 LDm 15414 Lab 10600 Ref 1734 UKInd 636 NLP 101

Con hold

2615 (5.62%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.10%

37

Thanet North

Roger Gale

Con 21586 Lab 18820 LDm 5576 Ref 2535 UKInd 438

Con hold

2766 (5.65%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.05%

38

Suffolk Coastal

John Gummer

Con 21696 Lab 18442 LDm 12036 Ref 3416 Grn 514 NLP 152

Con hold

3254 (5.78%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.69%

39

Hertfordshire North East

Oliver Heald

Con 21712 Lab 18624 LDm 9493 Ref 2166

Con hold

3088 (5.94%)

Swing Con to LDm 0.88%

40

Wiltshire North

James Gray

Con 25390 LDm 21915 Lab 8261 Ref 1774 UKInd 410 NLP 263

Con hold

3475 (5.99%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.33%

41

Cheadle

Stephen Day

Con 22944 LDm 19755 Lab 8253 Ref 1511

Con hold

3189 (6.08%)

Swing Con to LDm 11.00%

42

Hertsmere

James Clappison

Con 22305 Lab 19230 LDm 6466 Ref 1703 UKInd 453 NLP 191

Con hold

3075 (6.11%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.97%

43

Spelthorne

David Wilshire

Con 23306 Lab 19833 LDm 6821 Ref 1495 UKInd 462

Con hold

3473 (6.69%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.46%

44

Suffolk Central & Ipswich North

Michael Lord

Con 22493 Lab 18955 LDm 10886 Ind 489

Con hold

3538 (6.70%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.99%

45

Yorkshire East

John Townend

Con 20904 Lab 17567 LDm 9070 SDm 1049 NatDem 381

Con hold

3337 (6.81%)

Swing Con to Lab 8.65%

46

Old Bexley & Sidcup

Sir Edward Heath

Con 21608 Lab 18039 LDm 8284 Ref 2457 UKInd 489 BNP 415 NLP 99

Con hold

3569 (6.94%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.10%

47

Stone

William Cash

Con 24859 Lab 21041 LDm 6392 Lib 545 NLP 237

Con hold

3818 (7.19%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.95%

48

Canterbury

Julian Brazier

Con 20913 Lab 16949 LDm 12854 Ref 2460 Grn 588 UKInd 281 NLP 64

Con hold

3964 (7.33%)

Swing Con to LDm 1.46%

49

Havant

David Willetts

Con 19204 Lab 15475 LDm 10806 Ref 2395 BIPFP 442

Con hold

3729 (7.72%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.69%

50

Worcestershire West

Sir Michael Spicer

Con 22223 LDm 18377 Lab 7738 Grn 1006

Con hold

3846 (7.79%)

Swing Con to LDm 8.84%

51

Suffolk South

Tim Yeo

Con 19402 Lab 15227 LDm 14395 Ref 2740 NLP 211

Con hold

4175 (8.03%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.72%

52

Banbury

Antony Baldry

Con 25076 Lab 20339 LDm 9761 Ref 2245 Grn 530 UKInd 364 NLP 131

Con hold

4737 (8.10%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.92%

53

Rushcliffe

Kenneth Clarke

Con 27558 Lab 22503 LDm 8851 Ref 2682 UKInd 403 NLP 115

Con hold

5055 (8.14%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.54%

54

Guildford

Nick St Aubyn

Con 24230 LDm 19439 Lab 9945 Ref 2650 UKInd 400 Pacifist 294

Con hold

4791 (8.41%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.05%

55

Faversham & Kent Mid

Andrew Rowe

Con 22016 Lab 17843 LDm 6138 Ref 2073 Lny 511 UKInd 431 Grn 380 GRLNSP 115 NLP 99

Con hold

4173 (8.41%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.88%

56

Derbyshire West

Patrick McLoughlin

Con 23945 Lab 19060 LDm 9940 Ref 2499 IndGrn 593 UKInd 484 Lny 281 IndBB 81

Con hold

4885 (8.59%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.06%

57

Westmorland & Lonsdale

Tim Collins

Con 21470 LDm 16949 Lab 10459 Ref 1931

Con hold

4521 (8.90%)

Swing Con to LDm 10.26%

58

Rochford & Southend East

Sir Teddy Taylor

Con 22683 Lab 18458 LDm 4387 Lib 1070

Con hold

4225 (9.07%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.23%

59

Beckenham

Piers Merchant

Con 23084 Lab 18131 LDm 9858 Ref 1663 Lib 720 UKInd 506 NF 388

Con hold

4953 (9.11%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.97%

60

Cambridgeshire North East

Malcolm Moss

Con 23855 Lab 18754 LDm 9070 Ref 2636 SocLab 851 NLP 259

Con hold

5101 (9.20%)

Swing LDm to Con 2.04%

61

Bromsgrove

Julie Kirkbride

Con 24620 Lab 19725 LDm 6200 Ref 1411 UKInd 251

Con hold

4895 (9.38%)

Swing Con to Lab 7.01%

62

Sleaford & North Hykeham

Douglas Hogg

Con 23358 Lab 18235 LDm 8063 Ref 2942 Ind 578

Con hold

5123 (9.63%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.44%

63

Ashford

Damian Green

Con 22899 Lab 17544 LDm 10901 Ref 3201 Grn 660 NLP 89

Con hold

5355 (9.68%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.42%

64

Worthing East & Shoreham

Tim Loughton

Con 20864 LDm 15766 Lab 12335 Ref 1683 UKInd 921

Con hold

5098 (9.89%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.88%

65

Epping Forest

Eleanor Laing

Con 24117 Lab 18865 LDm 7074 Ref 2208 BNP 743

Con hold

5252 (9.91%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.64%

66

Bournemouth East

David Atkinson

Con 17997 LDm 13651 Lab 9181 Ref 1808 UKInd 791

Con hold

4346 (10.01%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.20%

67

Ryedale

Jogn Greenway

Con 21351 LDm 16293 Lab 8762 Ref 1460 UKInd 917

Con hold

5058 (10.37%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.52%

68

Charnwood

Stephen Dorrell

Con 26110 Lab 20210 LDm 7224 Ref 2104 BNP 525

Con hold

5900 (10.50%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.23%

69

Westbury

David Faber

Con 23037 LDm 16969 Lab 11969 Lib 1956 Ref 1909 UKInd 771 NLP 140

Con hold

6068 (10.69%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.81%

70

Essex North

Bernard Jenkin

Con 22480 Lab 17004 LDm 10028 UKInd 1202 Grn 495

Con hold

5476 (10.69%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.58%

71

Wantage

Robert Jackson

Con 22311 Lab 16272 LDm 14822 Ref 1549 Grn 640 UKInd 465

Con hold

6039 (10.77%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.90%

72

Salisbury

Robert Key

Con 25012 LDm 18736 Lab 10242 UKInd 3332 Grn 623 Ind 184 NLP 110

Con hold

6276 (10.78%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.01%

73

Woking

Humfrey Malins

Con 19553 LDm 13875 Lab 10695 IndC 3933 Ref 2209 UKInd 512 NLP 137

Con hold

5678 (11.15%)

Swing Con to LDm 10.44%

74

Poole

Robert Syms

Con 19726 LDm 14428 Lab 10100 Ref 1932 UKInd 487 NLP 137

Con hold

5298 (11.32%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.22%

75

Chelmsford West

Simon Burns

Con 23781 LDm 17090 Lab 15436 Ref 1536 Grn 411 UKInd 323

Con hold

6691 (11.42%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.23%

76

Congleton

Ann Winterton

Con 22012 LDm 15882 Lab 14714 UKInd 811

Con hold

6130 (11.48%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.65%

77

Ribble Valley

Nigel Evans

Con 26702 LDm 20062 Lab 9013 Ref 1297 NLP 147

Con hold

6640 (11.60%)

Swing Con to LDm 1.37%

78

Bedfordshire North East

Sir Nicholas Lyell

Con 22311 Lab 16428 LDm 7179 Ref 2490 IndC 1842 NLP 138

Con hold

5883 (11.68%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.82%

79

Norfolk South

John MacGregor

Con 24935 LDm 17557 Lab 16188 Ref 2533 Grn 484 UKInd 400

Con hold

7378 (11.88%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.78%

80

Daventry

Tim Boswell

Con 28615 Lab 21237 LDm 9233 Ref 2018 UKInd 443 NLP 204

Con hold

7378 (11.95%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.96%

81

Blaby

Andrew Robathan

Con 24564 Lab 18090 LDm 8001 Ref 2018 BNP 523 Ind 397

Con hold

6474 (12.08%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.48%

82

Cities of London & Westminster

Peter Brooke

Con 18981 Lab 14100 LDm 4933 Ref 1161 Barts 266 UKInd 215 NLP 176 Lny 138 Hemp 112 RDrm 73

Con hold

4881 (12.16%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.53%

83

Folkestone & Hythe

Michael Howard

Con 20313 LDm 13981 Lab 12939 Ref 4188 UKInd 378 SP 182 CFSS 69

Con hold

6332 (12.17%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.41%

84

Aldershot

Gerald Howarth

Con 23119 LDm 16498 Lab 13057 UKInd 794 Ind 361 BNP 322

Con hold

6621 (12.23%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.75%

85

Harborough

Edward Garnier

Con 22170 LDm 15646 Lab 13332 Ref 1859

Con hold

6524 (12.31%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.99%

86

New Forest East

Dr Julian Lewis

Con 21053 LDm 15838 Lab 5161

Con hold

5215 (12.40%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.61%

87

Witney

Shaun Woodward

Con 24282 Lab 17254 LDm 11202 Ref 2262 UKInd 765 Grn 636

Con hold

7028 (12.46%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.04%

88

Hertford & Stortford

Bowen Wells

Con 24027 Lab 17142 LDm 9679 Ref 2105 UKInd 1223 ProLife 259 Logic 126

Con hold

6885 (12.62%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.36%

89

Hitchin & Harpenden

Peter Lilley

Con 24038 Lab 17367 LDm 10515 NLP 290 SP 217

Con hold

6671 (12.72%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.92%

90

Ludlow

Christopher Gill

Con 19633 LDm 13724 Lab 11745 Grn 798 UKInd 385

Con hold

5909 (12.77%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.63%

91

Sussex Mid

Nicholas Soames

Con 23231 LDm 16377 Lab 9969 Ref 3146 UKInd 606 IndJRP 134

Con hold

6854 (12.82%)

Swing Con to LDm 8.93%

92

Chingford & Woodford Green

Iain Duncan Smith

Con 21109 Lab 15395 LDm 6885 BNP 1059

Con hold

5714 (12.86%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.81%

93

Gosport

Peter Viggers

Con 21085 Lab 14827 LDm 9479 Ref 2538 Ind 426

Con hold

6258 (12.94%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.26%

94

Bedfordshire Mid

Jonathan Sayeed

Con 24176 Lab 17086 LDm 8823 Ref 2257 NLP 174

Con hold

7090 (13.50%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.55%

95

Louth & Horncastle

Sir Peter Tapsell

Con 21699 Lab 14799 LDm 12207 Grn 1248

Con hold

6900 (13.81%)

Swing Con to LDm 1.01%

96

Bournemouth West

John Butterfill

Con 17115 LDm 11405 Lab 10093 Ref 1910 UKInd 281 BNP 165 NLP 103

Con hold

5710 (13.90%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.59%

97

Devon South West

Gary Streeter

Con 22695 Lab 15262 LDm 12542 Ref 1668 UKInd 491 NLP 159

Con hold

7433 (14.07%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.42%

98

Woodspring

Dr Liam Fox

Con 24425 LDm 16691 Lab 11377 Ref 1614 Grn 667 Ind 101 NLP 52

Con hold

7734 (14.08%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.80%

99

Broxbourne

Marion Roe

Con 22952 Lab 16299 LDm 5310 Ref 1633 BNP 610 TW 172

Con hold

6653 (14.16%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.36%

100

Devon East

Sir Peter Emery

Con 22797 LDm 15308 Lab 9292 Ref 3200 Lib 1363 UKInd 459 NatDem 131

Con hold

7489 (14.25%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.60%

Notes: Table was generated by UK-Elect v4.5. The table filtering was set to include constituencies in Great Britain only (excluding Northern Ireland). Gains and swings are compared to the 1992 election. Where constituency boundaries changed between 1992 and 1997, estimates of what the 1992 results would have been if the 1997 boundaries had been used are taken from the definitive work by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher: "Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies" (ISBN: 0 948858 21 4)



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