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Middlesbrough, 2012

A by-election was held for the Middlesbrough constituency on 29 November 2012 following the death of Labour MP Sir Stuart Bell.

Andy McDonald held the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
60.5%
UKIP
11.8%
Lib Dems
9.9%
Conservative
6.3%
Peace
6.3%
Other
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Andy McDonald 10,201 60.5% +14.6%
UKIP Richard Elvin 1,990 11.8% +8.1%
Lib Dems George Selmer 1,672 9.9% -10.0%
Conservative Ben Houchen 1,063 6.3% -12.5%
Peace Imdad Hussain 1,060 6.3% -12.5%
BNP Peter Foreman 328 1.9% -3.9%
TUSC John Malcolm 277 1.6% +1.6%
Independent Mark Heslehurst 275 1.6% +1.6%


2010 Result
Vote Share
Labour
45.9%
Lib Dems
19.9%
Conservative
18.8%
McTigue
5.9%
BNP
5.8%
UKIP
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Stuart Bell 15,351 45.9%
Lib Dems Chris Foote-Wood 6,662 19.9%
Conservative John Walsh 6,283 18.8%
Independent Joan McTigue 1,969 5.9%
BNP Michael Ferguson 1,954 5.8%
UKIP Robert Parker 1,236 3.7%


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News
"Middlesbrough by-election hustings event"
Gazette Live, 27 November
"Middlesbrough by-election candidate list"
BBC News, 19 November
"Candidates confirmed for Middlesbrough by-election"
ITV News, 14 November
"Middlesbrough by-election candidates named"
BBC News, 14 November
"Campaign under way in Middlesbrough by-election contest"
Gazette Live, 9 November
"Middlesbrough By-Election set for end of month"
ITV News, 8 November
"Croydon, Middlesbrough and Rotherham by-election dates set"
BBC News, 8 November
"Moves to see if there is criminal case against MacShane welcomed"
Yorkshire Post, 5 November
"Andy McDonald chosen as Middlesbrough Labour candidate in by-election to replace the late Sir Stuart Bell"
Darlington and Stockton Times, 4 November
"Middlesbrough by-election date announced"
The Northern Echo, 2 November
"Deadline nears for selection"
The Northern Echo, 30 October
"Mayor Mallon and MP in clash over by-election stance"
Gazette Live, 22 October
"Ray Mallon words 'crass' - Teesside MP"
Sunday Sun, 21 October
"Mayor Ray Mallon not ruling out Middlesbrough MP bid"
BBC News, 19 October
"By-election to fill seat left vacant after sudden death of MP Sir Stuart Bell"
Gazette Live, 16 October
"Labour MP Sir Stuart Bell dies"
The Telegraph, 13 October

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