2014 Newark by-election

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Newark by-election

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Newark constituency
  First party Second party Third party
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Candidate Robert Jenrick Roger Helmer Michael Payne
Party Conservative UKIP Labour
Popular vote 17,431 10,028 6,842
Percentage 45.0% 25.9% 17.7%
Swing Decrease8.9% Increase22.1% Decrease4.7%

Newark2007Constituency.svg
Map showing the Newark Parliamentary constituency within the English county of Nottinghamshire.

MP before election

Patrick Mercer
Conservative

MP after election

Robert Jenrick
Conservative

The 2014 Newark by-election was to elect a new MP for the UK Parliament constituency of Newark constituency. The by-election happened on 5 June 2014.[1][2] The by-election happened because the current MP, Patrick Mercer, decided he didn't want to be MP anymore.[3] Conservative Robert Jenrick won the seat with a 7,403 than the UKIP candidate, who came in second.

Candidates[change | change source]

The applications for candidates ended at 4pm on Tuesday 13 May. 11 candidates were nominated.[4]

The local Conservative Party chose Robert Jenrick to be their candidate for the seat.[5] Jenrick was a solicitor before this.

Labour chose councillor Michael Payne as their candidate.[6] He was the deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council.[7]

The Liberal Democrats chose David Watts as their candidate. He was leader of Broxtowe Borough Council.[7]

Result[change | change source]

By-Election 2014: Newark[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Jenrick 17,431 45.0 -8.9
UKIP Roger Helmer 10,028 25.9 +22.1
Labour Michael Payne 6,842 17.7 -4.7
Independent Paul Baggaley 1,891 4.9 New
Green David Kirwan 1,057 2.7 New
Liberal Democrats David Watts 1,004 2.6 -17.4
Monster Raving Loony Nick The Flying Brick 168 0.4 New
Independent Andy Hayes 117 0.3 New
Bus-Pass Elvis David Bishop 87 0.2 New
Common Good Dick Rodgers 64 0.2 New
Patriotic Socialist Party Lee Woods 18 0.0 New
Majority 7,403 19.1 -12.4
Turnout 38,707 52.79 -19.61
Conservative hold Swing -15.5

References[change | change source]

  1. Britton, Alex (1 May 2014). "Newark by-election to take place on June 5". Nottingham Post. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  2. Newark and Sherwood District Council: Newark Parliamentary by-election 2014 Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 May 2014
  3. "Former Tory MP Mercer resigns after Commons suspension". BBC News. BBC. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. "STATEMENT AS TO PERSONS NOMINATED AND NOTICE OF POLL" (PDF). Newark & Sherwood.
  5. Robert Jenrick, Candidate for Newark Archived 2014-04-29 at the Wayback Machine, Conservative Party website.
  6. "UKIP's Nigel Farage says he will not stand in Newark poll". BBC News. BBC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Newark by-election: PM visits British Sugar". Newark Advertiser. 9 May 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  8. "Newark by-election candidate names confirmed". BBC News. 13 May 2014.
  9. "Newark By-Election results". Newark and Sherwood District Council. 5 June 2014.