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Corby, 2012

A by-election was held for the Corby constituency on 15 November 2012 following the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch (née Bagshawe), who moved to New York with her family.

Andy Sawford gained the seat for Labour.

Vote Share
Lib Dems

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Andy Sawford 17,267 48.4% +9.8%
Conservative Christine Emmett 9,476 26.6% -15.6%
UKIP Margot Parker 5,108 14.3% +14.3%
Lib Dems Jill Hope 1,770 5.0% -9.5%
BNP Gordon Riddell 614 1.7% -3.0%
English Democrats David Wickham 432 1.2% +1.2%
Green Jonathan Hornett 378 1.1% +1.1%
Independent Ian Gillman 212 0.6% +0.6%
Cannabis Law Reform Peter Reynolds 137 0.4% +0.4%
Elvis Loves Pets David Bishop 99 0.3% +0.3%
Independent Mr Mozzarella 73 0.2% +0.2%
Young People's Rohen Kapur 39 0.1% +0.1%
Democracy 2015 Adam Lotun 35 0.1% +0.1%
United People's Chris Scotton 25 0.1% +0.1%

2010 Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Louise Bagshawe 22,886 42.2%
Labour Phil Hope 20,935 38.6%
Lib Dems Portia Wilson 7,834 14.5%
BNP Roy Davies 2,525 4.7%

Visit the Forum Thread for This Election

"Does the Corby byelection matter? We'll know by next spring"
The Guardian, 18 November
"Louise Mensch: Tory defeat in Corby 'won't mean anything' to PM"
BBC News, 17 November
"Louise Mensch: Corby by-election defeat would be my fault"
The Telegraph, 16 November
"By-elections: Labour takes Corby from Conservatives"
BBC News, 16 November
"By-election voters go to polls in Cardiff, Corby and Manchester"
BBC News, 15 November
"Corby by-election background: Little Scotland built on steel industry links"
The Scotsman, 15 November
"Tory MP Heaton-Harris apologises for supporting anti-wind farm rival in Corby by-election"
Northampton Chronicle, 14 November
"Tory MP 'encouraged rival to stand against own party in Corby by-election'"
The Telegraph, 14 November
"Labour tipped to show mettle in steel town Corby as by-election victory looms"
The Scotsman, 14 November
"Corby byelection: Tory candidate elusive on last day of campaign"
The Guardian, 14 November
"Labour on the verge of Corby by-election victory"
The Scotsman, 14 November
"Unpicking John Hayes's response to the Corby byelection allegations"
The Guardian, 14 November
"Tory MP apologises for appearing to encourage rival in Corby by-election"
BBC News, 14 November
"Abu Qatada fallout could benefit UKIP in Corby by-election"
The Week, 13 November
"Corby by-election set to provide acid test of Conservative’s backing of gay marriage"
The Scotsman, 13 November
"Tory MP running Corby campaign 'backed rival in anti-windfarm plot'"
The Guardian, 13 November
"For Louise Mensch, Corby was nothing more than a stepping stone"
New Statesman, 12 November
"Disability rights campaigners to field candidate in by-election"
The Herald, 11 November
"Corby by-election - new MP after Louise Mensch resigns"
BBC News, 9 November
"Warm words for Labour as Corby voters say good riddance to Louise Mensch"
The Guardian, 8 November
"Never trust a Tory: Liberal Democrats make their feelings clear as by-election approaches in Corby"
The Independent, 5 November
"All to play for in Corby by-election"
Morning Star, 2 November
"ust Eat enters ad character in by-election"
Marketing Magazine, 1 November
"Anti-wind-farm candidate James Delingpole pulls out of Corby by-election, as the town continues to have no wind farms"
New Statesman, 31 October
"Corby by-election: Candidate list released"
BBC News, 31 October
"Candidates for the Corby By-Election"
ITV News, 23 October
"Corby by-election date set by parliament"
BBC News, 23 October
"Corby By-Election: Tories Face Major Defeat"
Sky News, 23 October
"The Conservatives trail 22 points behind Labour in seat where Louise Mensch quit for family"
The Telegraph, 23 October
"Do you fancy becoming a Labour MP? How the party cast its cyber-net wide in hunt for new blood"
The Independent, 22 October
"Labour 'is certain' to win Corby by-election after 13-point swing to the party"
Daily Mail, 22 October
"David Cameron enters Corby by-election hospital row"
BBC News, 17 October
"Tories out to banish memory of Mensch"
The Independent, 17 October
"Corby candidates in Kettering Hospital 'downgrade' row"
BBC News, 12 October
"Corby by-election: Candidates' profiles"
BBC News, 10 October
"A dramatic step forward for Democracy 2015: Adam Lotun to stand in Corby by-election on November 15"
The Independent, 9 October
"Democracy movement names first candidate"
The Independent, 9 October
"Tories pile in the big names for bellwether Corby's byelection"
The Guardian, 5 October
"Hunts urged to support Conservative candidate in Corby by-election"
Horse and Hound, 2 October
"What voters in Corby thought of Ed Miliband's speech"
ITV News, 2 October
"Angry 'plebs' bite back at Conservatives in Corby by-election"
Evening Standard, 1 October
"Corby prepares for key by-election"
BBC News, 3 September
"Louise Mensch gets new job as Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead in bizarre parliamentary 'resignation' tradition"
The Independent, 29 August
"Louise Mensch to quit as an MP, triggering Corby by-election"
BBC News, 6 August
"MP Louise Mensch resigns to move family to New York"
The Guardian, 6 August

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