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Manchester Central, 2012

A by-election was held for the Manchester Central constituency on 15 November 2012 following the resignation of Labour MP Tony Lloyd, who is standing as the Labour candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Greater Manchester.

Lucy Powell held the seat for Labour.

Vote Share
Lib Dems

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Lucy Powell 11,507 69.1% +16.4%
Lib Dems Marc Ramsbottom 1,571 9.4% -17.2%
Conservative Matthew Sephton 754 4.5% -7.3%
UKIP Christopher Cassidy 749 4.5% +3.0%
Green Tom Dylan 652 3.9% +1.6%
BNP Eddy O'Sullivan 492 3.0% -1.1%
Pirate Loz Kaye 308 1.9% +1.9%
TUSC Alex Davidson 220 1.3% +1.3%
Respect Catherine Higgins 182 1.1% +1.1%
Loony Howling Laud Hope 78 0.5% +0.5%
People's Democratic Lee Holmes 71 0.4% +0.4%
Communist League Peter Clifford 64 0.4% +0.4%

2010 Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Tony Lloyd 21,059 52.7%
Lib Dems Marc Ramsbottom 10,620 26.6%
Conservative Suhail Rahuja 4,704 11.8%
BNP Tony Trebilock 1,636 4.1%
Green Gayle O'Donovan 915 2.3%
UKIP Nicola Weatherill 607 1.5%
Socialist Labour Ron Sinclair 153 0.4%
Independent John Cartwright 120 0.3%
Workers Revolutionary Jonty Leff 59 0.1%
Socialist Equality Robert Skelton 54 0.1%

Visit the Forum Thread for This Election

"Manchester Central by-election: Monster Raving Loony Party leader blames Labour for low turn-out"
Mancunian Matters, 16 November
"By-election victory: 'Thrilled' Lucy Powell holds Manchester Central for Labour as Lib Dem vote crashes further"
Mancunian Matters, 16 November
"‘Democracy only in name’: Pirate Party candidate disheartened by Manchester Central by-election turnout"
Mancunian Matters, 16 November
"Labour's Lucy Powell wins Manchester Central election"
BBC News, 16 November
"The Big Interview: Lucy Powell"
Manchester Confidential, 14 November
"Labour takes no chances in Manchester byelection after Bradford black eye"
The Guardian, 13 November
"Socialists standing in by-elections"
Socialist Worker, 13 November
"Dragging Britain out of poverty tops policy list for Green Party's Manchester by-election candidate"
Mancunian Matters, 7 November
"Let's stun Britain again: Respect Party want Manchester by-election candidate to repeat George Galloway's shock win"
Mancunian Matters, 6 November
"Loony Leader to visit Rochdale as part of his fight to win the forthcoming By-Election"
Rochdale Online, 5 November
"‘I can shake things up’: Lib Dem Manchester by-election candidate promises to tackle unemployment"
Mancunian Matters, 5 November
"Communist factory worker contests Manchester Central"
Manchester Gazette, 31 October
"Take your pick from the Manchester Central by-election candidates"
Manchester Evening News, 29 October
"People’s Democratic Party by-election candidate: Manchester politics is ‘all that is wrong with British democracy’"
Mancunian Matters, 24 October
"Labour Urging Voters to send a message to tory government, Manchester Elections"
Manchester Gazette, 23 October
"Manchester Central by-election announced for November 15"
Manchester Evening News, 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
"Tony Lloyd and Alun Michael quit Commons to fight police election"
BBC News, 22 October
"Conservatives finally choose 'LGBTory' chairman as Manchester Central by-election candidate"
Mancunian Matters, 19 October
"George Galloway: is Bradford losing respect for its maverick MP?"
The Guardian, 14 October
"Labour candidate hopes party conference has provided boost ahead of Manchester Central by-election"
Mancunian Matters, 12 October
"UKIP candidate promises to be 'voice for working class people' as he steps up for Manchester central by-election"
Mancunian Matters, 12 October
"Can’t trust them: TUSC candidate for Manchester Central by-election attacks Labour’s stance on rail network"
Mancunian Matters, 11 October
"No ‘fixing’ this economy – revolution is the answer, says Communist Manchester by-election contender"
Mancunian Matters, 28 September
"US presidential candidate intervenes in Manchester by-election"
The Guardian, 14 September
"Why I'm standing in Manchester Central"
The Guardian, 1 August
"Marc Ramsbottom chosen as Liberal Democrats candidate in Manchester Central by-election"
Manchester Evening News, 18 July
"Labour selects Lucy Powell to stand as MP for Manchester Central in by-election"
Manchester Evening News, 16 April
"Labour chooses Tony Lloyd to bid to become Greater Manchester police commissioner"
Manchester Evening News, 17 March
"Manchester MP Tony Lloyd to stand for police commissioner"
BBC News, 17 March
"Labour big guns line up for 'safe' Manchester Central seat"
Manchester Evening News, 8 February
"Manchester MP Tony Lloyd ‘to run for job as first police commissioner’"
Manchester Evening News, 7 February

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