2016 Witney by-election

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2016 Witney by-election

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Witney constituency
  First party Second party Third party
  Official portrait of Robert Courts (3x4 crop).jpg Liz Leffman (3x4 crop).jpg
Lab
Candidate Robert Courts Liz Leffman Duncan Enright
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Popular vote 17,313 11,611 5,765
Percentage 45.0% 30.2% 15.0%
Swing Decrease15.2% Increase23.4% Decrease2.2%

Witney2007Constituency.svg
Location of Witney within Oxfordshire

MP before election

David Cameron
Conservative

Elected MP

Robert Courts
Conservative

The 2016 Witney by-election was a by-election for the UK Parliament constituency of Witney. It happened on the 20 October 2016. This was the same day as the Batley and Spen by-election.[1]

The by-election happened after because current Conservative MP, David Cameron, decided he didn't want to be MP anymore. This was after Cameron also decided he didn't want to be Prime Minister anymore.[2] Conservative Robert Courts won. Courts won with 5,702 votes more than the Liberal Democrats, who came in second.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Batley by-election to be on 20 October". BBC News. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. "David Cameron resigns as an MP – ITV News". itv.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016.