Marginal Seats, 1st May 1997

Pos.

Constituency

Winner

Votes

Gain Info.

Majority

Swing Info.

1

Winchester

Mark Oaten

LDm 26100 Con 26098 Lab 6528 Ref 1598 TCLD 640 UKInd 476 IndAFE 307 Lny 307

LDm gain from Con

2 (0.00%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.39%

2

Torbay

Adrian Sanders

LDm 21094 Con 21082 Lab 7923 UKInd 1962 Lib 1161 RDrm 100

LDm gain from Con

12 (0.02%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.05%

3

Kingston & Surbiton

Edward Davey

LDm 20411 Con 20355 Lab 12811 Ref 1470 UKInd 418 RDrm 100 NLP 100

LDm gain from Con

56 (0.10%)

Swing Con to LDm 13.60%

4

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%

5

Somerton & Frome

David Heath

LDm 22684 Con 22554 Lab 9385 Ref 2449 UKInd 331

LDm gain from Con

130 (0.23%)

Swing Con to LDm 3.68%

6

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%

7

Kettering

Philip Sawford

Lab 24650 Con 24461 LDm 6098 Ref 1551 NLP 197

Lab gain from Con

189 (0.33%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.57%

8

Wellingborough

Paul Stinchcombe

Lab 24854 Con 24667 LDm 5279 UKInd 1192 NLP 297

Lab gain from Con

187 (0.33%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.93%

9

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%

10

Milton Keynes North East

Brian White

Lab 20201 Con 19961 LDm 8907 Ref 1492 Grn 576 NLP 99

Lab gain from Con

240 (0.47%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.19%

11

Hexham

Peter Atkinson

Con 17701 Lab 17479 LDm 7959 Ref 1362 UKInd 1170

Con hold

222 (0.49%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.87%

12

Lichfield

Michael Fabricant

Con 20853 Lab 20615 LDm 5473 Ref 1652

Con hold

238 (0.49%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.97%

13

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%

14

Rugby & Kenilworth

Andy King

Lab 26356 Con 25861 LDm 8737 NLP 251

Lab gain from Con

495 (0.81%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.61%

15

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%

16

Meriden

Caroline Spelman

Con 22997 Lab 22415 LDm 7098 Ref 2208

Con hold

582 (1.06%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.57%

17

Northampton South

Tony Clark

Lab 24214 Con 23470 LDm 6316 Ref 1405 UKInd 1159 NLP 541

Lab gain from Con

744 (1.30%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.38%

18

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%

19

Eastleigh

David Chidgey

LDm 19453 Con 18699 Lab 14883 Ref 2013 UKInd 446

LDm gain from Con

754 (1.36%)

Swing Con to LDm 11.26%

20

Boston & Skegness

Sir Richard Body

Con 19750 Lab 19103 LDm 7721

Con hold

647 (1.39%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.58%

21

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%

22

Romford

Mrs Eileen Gordon

Lab 18187 Con 17538 LDm 3341 Ref 1431 Lib 1100 BNP 522

Lab gain from Con

649 (1.54%)

Swing Con to Lab 15.65%

23

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%

24

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%

25

Bosworth

David Tredinnick

Con 21189 Lab 20162 LDm 9281 Ref 1521

Con hold

1027 (1.97%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.66%

26

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%

27

Norfolk North

David Prior

Con 21456 LDm 20163 Lab 14736 Ref 2458

Con hold

1293 (2.20%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.42%

28

Lancaster & Wyre

Hilton Dawson

Lab 25173 Con 23878 LDm 6802 Ref 1516 Grn 795 UKInd 698

Lab gain from Con

1295 (2.20%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.64%

29

Harwich

Ivan Henderson

Lab 20740 Con 19524 LDm 7037 Ref 4923 CRP 1290

Lab gain from Con

1216 (2.27%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.61%

30

Castle Point

Christine Butler

Lab 20605 Con 19489 LDm 4477 Ref 2700 IDCP 1301

Lab gain from Con

1116 (2.30%)

Swing Con to Lab 16.93%

31

Norfolk North West

Dr George Turner

Lab 25250 Con 23911 LDm 5513 Ref 2923

Lab gain from Con

1339 (2.32%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.42%

32

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%

33

Harrow West

Gareth Thomas

Lab 21811 Con 20571 LDm 8127 Ref 1997

Lab gain from Con

1240 (2.36%)

Swing Con to Lab 17.52%

34

Bristol West

Valerie Davey

Lab 22068 Con 20575 LDm 17551 Ref 1304 Grn 852 SocLab 244 NLP 47

Lab gain from Con

1493 (2.38%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.08%

35

Weston-Super-Mare

Brian Cotter

LDm 21407 Con 20133 Lab 9557 Ref 2280

LDm gain from Con

1274 (2.39%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.96%

36

Eddisbury

Alastair Goodlad

Con 21027 Lab 19842 LDm 6540 Ref 2041

Con hold

1185 (2.40%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.62%

37

Billericay

Teresa Gorman

Con 22033 Lab 20677 LDm 8763 LC 3377 ProLife 570

Con hold

1356 (2.45%)

Swing Con to LDm 5.68%

38

Braintree

Alan Hurst

Lab 23729 Con 22278 LDm 6418 Ref 2165 Grn 712 NewWay 274

Lab gain from Con

1451 (2.61%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.86%

39

Lewes

Norman Baker

LDm 21250 Con 19950 Lab 5232 Ref 2481 UKInd 256

LDm gain from Con

1300 (2.64%)

Swing Con to LDm 7.43%

40

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%

41

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%

42

Shrewsbury & Atcham

Paul Marsden

Lab 20484 Con 18814 LDm 13838 Ref 1346 UKInd 477 CFSS 257 PPP 128

Lab gain from Con

1670 (3.02%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.40%

43

Colchester

Bob Russell

LDm 17886 Con 16305 Lab 15891 Ref 1776 NLP 148

LDm gain from Con

1581 (3.04%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.19%

44

Enfield Southgate

Stephen Twigg

Lab 20570 Con 19137 LDm 4966 Ref 1342 CDem 289 Mal 229

Lab gain from Con

1433 (3.08%)

Swing Con to Lab 17.40%

45

Bridgwater

Tom King

Con 20174 LDm 18378 Lab 13519 Ref 2551

Con hold

1796 (3.29%)

Swing Con to LDm 6.89%

46

Devon West & Torridge

John Burnett

LDm 24744 Con 22787 Lab 7319 Ref 1946 UKInd 1841 Lib 508

LDm gain from Con

1957 (3.31%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.36%

47

Northavon

Prof Steven Webb

LDm 26500 Con 24363 Lab 9767 Ref 1900

LDm gain from Con

2137 (3.42%)

Swing Con to LDm 10.37%

48

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%

49

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%

50

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%

51

Tweedale Ettrick & Lauderdale

Michael Moore

LDm 12178 Lab 10689 Con 8623 SNP 6671 Ref 406 Lib 387 NLP 47

LDm hold

1489 (3.82%)

Swing Con to LDm 2.38%

52

Conwy

Betty Williams

Lab 14561 LDm 12965 Con 10085 PC 2844 Ref 760 AltLD 250 NLP 95

Lab gain from Con

1596 (3.84%)

Swing Con to Lab 9.37%

53

Christchurch

Christopher Chope

Con 26095 LDm 23930 Lab 3884 Ref 1684 UKInd 606

Con hold

2165 (3.85%)

Swing Con to LDm 18.28%

54

Gillingham

Paul Clark

Lab 20187 Con 18207 LDm 9649 Ref 1492 UKInd 590 Lny 305 BNP 195 NLP 58

Lab gain from Con

1980 (3.91%)

Swing Con to Lab 16.02%

55

Taunton

Mrs Jackie Ballard

LDm 26064 Con 23621 Lab 8248 Ref 2760 BNP 318

LDm gain from Con

2443 (4.00%)

Swing Con to LDm 4.60%

56

Sittingbourne & Sheppey

Derek Wyatt

Lab 18723 Con 16794 LDm 8447 Ref 1082 Lny 644 UKInd 472

Lab gain from Con

1929 (4.18%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.52%

57

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%

58

Basingstoke

Andrew Hunter

Con 24751 Lab 22354 LDm 9714 Ind 310

Con hold

2397 (4.20%)

Swing Con to Lab 12.10%

59

Shropshire North

Owen Paterson

Con 20730 Lab 18535 LDm 10489 Ref 1764

Con hold

2195 (4.26%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.21%

60

Sutton & Cheam

Paul Burstow

LDm 19919 Con 17822 Lab 7280 Ref 1784 UKInd 191 NLP 96

LDm gain from Con

2097 (4.45%)

Swing Con to LDm 12.94%

61

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%

62

Clwyd West

Gareth Thomas

Lab 14918 Con 13070 PC 5421 LDm 5151 Ref 1114 Cvty 583

Lab gain from Con

1848 (4.59%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.10%

63

Stroud

David Drew

Lab 26170 Con 23260 LDm 9502 Grn 3415

Lab gain from Con

2910 (4.67%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.76%

64

Carshalton & Wallington

Thomas Brake

LDm 18490 Con 16223 Lab 11565 Ref 1289 Grn 377 BNP 261 UKInd 218

LDm gain from Con

2267 (4.68%)

Swing Con to LDm 11.76%

65

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%

66

Inverness East Nairn & Lochaber

David Stewart

Lab 16187 SNP 13848 LDm 8364 Con 8355 Ref 436 Grn 354 CU 224

Lab gain from LDm

2339 (4.90%)

Swing LDm to Lab 9.95%

67

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%

68

Falmouth & Cambourne

Candy Atherton

Lab 18151 Con 15463 LDm 13512 Ref 3534 IndL 1691 Lib 527 UKInd 355 MK 238 Lny 161

Lab gain from Con

2688 (5.01%)

Swing Con to Lab 6.36%

69

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%

70

Richmond Park

Dr Jenny Tonge

LDm 25393 Con 22442 Lab 7172 Ref 1467 Lny 204 NLP 102 RDrm 73

LDm gain from Con

2951 (5.19%)

Swing Con to LDm 9.69%

71

Hastings & Rye

Michael Foster

Lab 16867 Con 14307 LDm 13717 Ref 2511 Lib 1046 UKInd 472 Lny 149

Lab gain from Con

2560 (5.22%)

Swing Con to Lab 18.52%

72

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%

73

Aldridge-Brownhills

Richard Shepherd

Con 21856 Lab 19330 LDm 5184

Con hold

2526 (5.45%)

Swing Con to Lab 7.81%

74

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%

75

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%

76

Warwick & Leamington

James Plaskitt

Lab 26747 Con 23349 LDm 7133 Ref 1484 Grn 764 UKInd 306 EDP 183 NLP 125

Lab gain from Con

3398 (5.65%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.98%

77

Shipley

Christopher Leslie

Lab 22962 Con 19966 LDm 7984 Ref 1960

Lab gain from Con

2996 (5.67%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.79%

78

Chatham & Aylesford

Jonathon Shaw

Lab 21191 Con 18401 LDm 7389 Ref 1538 UKInd 493 NLP 149

Lab gain from Con

2790 (5.68%)

Swing Con to Lab 15.10%

79

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%

80

Newark

Fiona Jones

Lab 23496 Con 20480 LDm 5960 Ref 2035

Lab gain from Con

3016 (5.80%)

Swing Con to Lab 10.18%

81

Wirral West

Stephan Hesford

Lab 21035 Con 18297 LDm 5945 Ref 1613

Lab gain from Con

2738 (5.84%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.78%

82

Hertfordshire North East

Oliver Heald

Con 21712 Lab 18624 LDm 9493 Ref 2166

Con hold

3088 (5.94%)

Swing Con to LDm 0.88%

83

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%

84

Cheadle

Stephen Day

Con 22944 LDm 19755 Lab 8253 Ref 1511

Con hold

3189 (6.08%)

Swing Con to LDm 11.00%

85

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%

86

Wimbledon

Roger Casale

Lab 20674 Con 17694 LDm 8014 Ref 993 Grn 474 ProLife 346 MBBBQ 112 RDrm 47

Lab gain from Con

2980 (6.16%)

Swing Con to Lab 17.94%

87

Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine

Sir Robert Smith

LDm 17742 Con 15080 SNP 5639 Lab 3923 Ref 805

LDm gain from Con

2662 (6.16%)

Swing Con to LDm 8.32%

88

Reading West

Martin Salter

Lab 21841 Con 18844 LDm 6153 Ref 976 BNP 320 UKInd 255

Lab gain from Con

2997 (6.19%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.96%

89

Eastwood

Jim Murphy

Lab 20766 Con 17530 SNP 6826 LDm 6110 Ref 497 ProLife 393 UKInd 113

Lab gain from Con

3236 (6.20%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.34%

90

Ynys Mon

Ieuan Wyn Jones

PC 15756 Lab 13275 Con 8569 LDm 1537 Ref 793

PC hold

2481 (6.21%)

Swing Con to PC 7.72%

91

Oldham East & Saddleworth

Phil Woolas

Lab 22546 LDm 19157 Con 10666 Ref 1116 SocLab 470 NLP 146

Lab gain from Con

3389 (6.26%)

Swing Con to Lab 13.57%

92

Finchley & Golders Green

Rudolph Vis

Lab 23180 Con 19991 LDm 5670 Ref 684 Grn 576 UKInd 205

Lab gain from Con

3189 (6.34%)

Swing Con to Lab 15.10%

93

Thanet South

Dr Stephen Ladyman

Lab 20777 Con 17899 LDm 5263 UKInd 631 Grn 418

Lab gain from Con

2878 (6.40%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.99%

94

Hemel Hempstead

Tony McWalter

Lab 25175 Con 21539 LDm 6789 Ref 1327 NLP 262

Lab gain from Con

3636 (6.60%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.96%

95

Illford North

Linda Perham

Lab 23135 Con 19911 LDm 5049 BNP 750

Lab gain from Con

3224 (6.60%)

Swing Con to Lab 17.27%

96

Wrekin The

Peter Bradley

Lab 21243 Con 18218 LDm 5807

Lab gain from Con

3025 (6.68%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.27%

97

Spelthorne

David Wilshire

Con 23306 Lab 19833 LDm 6821 Ref 1495 UKInd 462

Con hold

3473 (6.69%)

Swing Con to Lab 14.46%

98

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%

99

Upminster

Keith Darvill

Lab 19085 Con 16315 LDm 3919 Ref 2000

Lab gain from Con

2770 (6.70%)

Swing Con to Lab 15.74%

100

Putney

Anthony Coleman

Lab 20084 Con 17108 LDm 4739 Ref 1518 UKInd 233 Stan 101 SportsA 90 NLP 66 IndBeaut 49 RenDem 7

Lab gain from Con

2976 (6.76%)

Swing Con to Lab 11.18%

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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