By-elections - 15th November 2012

Corby By election
Caused by the resignation of Louise Mensch, who announced on the 6th August she was moving her family to the USA to order to spend more time with her New York based husband. Mensch was appointed as Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead on 29 August 2012 and the by-election will be held on the 15th November, the same day as the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. This was the first by-election in a Conservative held seat in the Parliament, and the first Labour gain.

Result
Andy Sawford (Labour) 17267 48.4% (+9.8%)
Christine Emmett (Conservative) 9476 26.6% (-15.6%)
Margot Parker (UKIP) 5108 14.3% (n/a)
Jill Hope (Liberal Democrat) 1770 5% (-9.5%)
Gordon Riddell (BNP) 614 1.7% (-3%)
David Wickham (English Democrat) 432 1.2% (n/a)
Jonathan Hornett (Green) 378 1.1% (n/a)
Ian Gillman (Independent) 212 0.6% (n/a)
Peter Reynolds (Cannabis Law Reform) 137 0.4% (n/a)
David Bishop (Elvis Loves Pets) 99 0.3% (n/a)
Mr Mozzarella (Independent) 73 0.2% (n/a)
Rohen Kapur (Young People) 39 0.1% (n/a)
Adam Lotun (Democracy 2015) 35 0.1% (n/a)
Christopher Scotton (United People) 25 0.1% (n/a)
MAJORITY 7791 21.8%
Turnout 44.8% (-24.4%)
Candidates
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Andy Sawford (Labour) Born 1976, son of Former Kettering MP Phil Sawford. Educated at Durham University. Formerly Chief Executive of the Local Government Information Unit. Dartford councillor 1999-2003.
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Christine Emmett (Conservative) Born Liverpool. Educated at Manchester University. Runs a holiday lettings business. Rutland councillor
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Jill Hope (Liberal Democrat) Born Birmingham. Educated at Headlands Grammar School and Southampton university. Banker. Northampton councillor 1999-2007. Contested Harborough 2001, 2005, Milton Keynes North 2010.
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Margot Parker (UKIP) Born Grantham. European advisor and spokesperson for the promotioal products industry. Contested East Midlands region 2009 European election for Libertas. Contested Sherwood 2010 for UKIP.
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Jonathan Hornett (Green) Born 1974, Bishops Stortford. Educated at Richard Hale School. Runs a gardening company. Contested Wellingborough 2010.
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Gordon Riddell (BNP) Works for a food manufacturer
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Ian Gillman (Independent) Contested Corby 2001 for UKIP
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Rohen Kapur (Young People) Retired doctor. Contested Hornsey and Wood Green 2010 as an Independent
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Adam Lotun (Democracy 2015) Disability consultant
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Mr Mozzarella (Independent) Standing for the unregistered "Don`t Cook Party", an advertising campaign for an online fastfood ordering service
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Peter Reynolds (Cannabis Law Reform) Writer. Leader of Cannabis Law Reform since 2011
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Christopher Scotton (United People)
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David Wickham (English Democrat) Works in food manufacturing
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David Bishop (Elvis Loves Pets) Painter, decorator and poet – writing under the pen name of Lord Biro. Contested Tatton 1997, Brentwood and Ongar 2001, Erewash 2005, Haltemprice and Howden by-election 2008, Kettering 2010, Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election 2011, Feltham and Heston by-election 2011.

Caused by the resignation of former Labour cabinet minister Alun Michael to contest the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner election. Alun Michael was appointed Steward of the Chilten Hundreds on the 22nd October 2012. The by-election was held on the 15th November, the same day as the Police Commissioner elections and was an easy hold for Labour.

Result
Stephen Doughty (Labour) 9193 47.3% (+8.4%)
Craig Williams (Conservative) 3859 19.9% (-8.4%)
Bablin Molik (Liberal Democrat) 2103 10.8% (-11.5%)
Luke Nicholas (Plaid Cymru) 1854 9.5% (+5.3%)
Simon Zeigler (UKIP) 1179 6.1% (+3.5%)
Anthony Slaughter (Green) 800 4.1% (+2.9%)
Andrew Jordan (Socialist Labour) 235 1.2% (n/a)
Robert Griffiths (Communist) 213 1.1% (+0.7%)
MAJORITY 5334 27.4% (+16.8%)
Turnout 25.4% (-34.8%)
Candidates
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Stephen Doughty (Labour) Born Cardiff. Educated at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School and Oxford University. Head of Oxfam Cymru.
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Craig Williams (Conservative) Cardiff councillor since 2008. Contested Cardiff West 2007, 2011 Assembly election.
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Bablin Molik (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Corpus Christi High School and Cardiff University. Medical researcher
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Luke Nicholas (Plaid Cymru) Researcher
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Anthony Slaughter (Green) Garden designer
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Simon Zeigler (UKIP) Parole officer. Contested Cardiff South and Penarth 2010
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Andrew Jordan (Socialist Labour) Contested South Wales Central 2011
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Robert Griffiths (Communist) General Secretary of the Communist party of Britain. Contested Pontypridd 1997, Newport East 2001, Pontypridd 2005, Cardiff South and Penarth 2010. Contested Wales 2009 European elections for No2EU. Contested South Wales Central 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011.

Manchester Central By election
Caused by the resignation of Labour MP Tony Lloyd to contest the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner election. Lloyd was appointed Steward of the Manor of Northstead on the 22nd October 2012. The by-election was held on the 15th November, the same day as the Police Commissioner elections and was an easy Labour hold on a very low turnout.

Result
Lucy Powell (Labour) 11507 69.1% (+16.4%)
Marc Ramsbottom (Liberal Democrat) 1571 9.4% (-17.2%)
Matthew Sephton (Conservative) 754 4.5% (-7.3%)
Chris Cassidy (UKIP) 749 4.5% (+3.0%)
Tom Dylan (Green) 652 3.9% (+1.6%)
Eddy O'Sullivan (BNP) 492 3% (-1.1%)
Loz Kaye (Pirate) 308 1.9% (n/a)
Alex Davidson (TUSC) 220 1.3% (n/a)
Catherine Higgins (Respect) 182 1.1% (n/a)
Howling Laud Hope (Loony) 78 0.5% (n/a)
Lee Holmes (Peoples Democratic) 71 0.4% (n/a)
Peter Clifford (Communist League) 64 0.4% (n/a)
MAJORITY 9936 59.7% (+33.6%)
Turnout 18.2% (-28.5%)
Candidates
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Lucy Powell (Labour) Born Manchester. Educated at Oxford University. Former Chief of Staff to Ed Miliband. Director of Britain in Europe from 2004-5. Contested Manchester Withington 2010.
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Matthew Sephton (Conservative) Contested Salford and Eccles 2010
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Marc Ramsbottom (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Manchester Polytechnic. Employment Tribunal Advocate. Manchester councillor 2000-2012. Contested Manchester Central 2005, 2010.
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Chris Cassidy (UKIP) Born Wythenshawe. Educated at Xaverian College. Researcher. Contested Wythenshawe and Sale East 2010.
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Tom Dylan (Green) Works for a security company. Former Norwich councillor
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Eddy O'Sullivan (BNP) Driving teacher and former army technician. Contested North West in 2009 European elections
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Peter Clifford (Communist League) Factory worker
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Alex Davidson (TUSC)
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Catherine Higgins (Respect)
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Lee Holmes (Peoples Democratic) Former tax inspector
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Howling Laud Hope (Loony) Real name Alan Hope. Born Mytchett. Publican. Leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party since 1999. Contested Teignbridge 1983, 1987, 1992, Aldershot 1997, Eddisbury by-election 1999, Kensington and Chelsea by-election 1999, Brent East by-election 2003, Hartlepool by-election 2004, Aldershot 2005, Blaenau Gwent by-election 2006, Sedgefield by-election 2007, Norwich North by-election 2009, Witney 2010, Barnsley Central 2011, Bradford West 2012.
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Loz Kaye (Pirate) Composer, musician and teacher. Contested Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election 2011
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