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2021 Chesham and Amersham by-election

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2021 Chesham and Amersham by-election
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Chesham and Amersham constituency
  First party Second party
 
Candidate Sarah Green Peter Fleet
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 26.3% 55.4%
Popular vote 21,517 13,489
Percentage 56.7% 35.5%
Swing Increase 30.4% Decrease 19.9%


MP before election

Cheryl Gillan
Conservative

Elected MP

Sarah Green
Liberal Democrats

A by-election was held in the United Kingdom Parliament constituency of Chesham and Amersham on 17 June 2021. This is because the previous Member of Parliament, Dame Cheryl Gillan, had died on 4 April 2021. Gillan had served as MP for the constituency since 1992.[2] The by-election was the third to the 58th Parliament, which was elected in 2019.[3]

The Liberal Democrat candidate, Sarah Green, won the by-election with 56.7% of the vote and a swing from the Conservatives of 25.2%. This is the first time a non-Conservative candidate has won this seat since it was formed in 1974.[4]

Results[change | change source]

2021 by-election: Chesham and Amersham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sarah Green 21,517 56.7 Increase 30.4
Conservative Peter Fleet 13,489 35.5 Decrease 19.9
Green Carolyne Culver 1,480 3.9 Decrease 1.6
Labour Natasa Pantelic 622 1.6 Decrease 11.2
Reform UK Alex Wilson 414 1.1 Steady
Breakthrough Party Carla Gregory 197 0.5 Steady
Freedom Alliance Adrian Oliver 134 0.4 Steady
Rejoin EU Brendan Donnelly 101 0.3 Steady
Majority 8,028 21.2 N/A
Registered electors 72,828
Turnout 37,954 52.1 -24.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 25.2

Previous result[change | change source]

General election 2019: Chesham and Amersham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cheryl Gillan 30,850 55.4 –5.3
Liberal Democrats Dan Gallagher 14,627 26.3 +13.3
Labour Matt Turmaine 7,166 12.9 –7.7
Green Alan Booth 3,042 5.5 +2.5
Majority 16,223 29.1 –11.0
Turnout 55,978 76.8 –0.3
Conservative hold Swing –9.3

References[change | change source]

  1. "Election timetable and notices". Buckinghamshire Council. Archived from the original on 17 May 2021. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  2. Smith, Mikey (5 April 2021). "Tory MP Dame Cheryl Gillan dies aged 68". Daily Mirror. Reach plc. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. "By-elections since the 2019 General Election". UK Parliament. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. Stewart, Heather; Siddique, Haroon (18 June 2021). "Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upset". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  5. "Election results for Chesham & Amersham, 17 June 2021". Buckinghamshire Council. Archived from the original on 2021-06-18. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  6. "Chesham & Amersham Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2021.