2017 Copeland by-election

UK parliamentary by-election in the Copeland constituency on 23 February 2017

The 2017 Copeland by-election was a by-election to the UK Parliament constituency of Copeland. The by-election happened on 23 February 2017.[1] This was the same day as the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. The election happened after the Labour MP, Jamie Reed, decided he didn't want to be MP anymore.[2] Conservative candidate Trudy Harrison became the new MP. This was the first time since 1982 that the party of the government won a seat in a by-election.[3]

2017 Copeland by-election

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Copeland constituency
  First party Second party
Candidate Trudy Harrison Gillian Troughton
Party Conservative Labour
Popular vote 13,748 11,601
Percentage 44.2% 37.3%
Swing Increase8.5% Decrease4.9%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blank Blank
Candidate Rebecca Hanson Fiona Mills
Party Liberal Democrats UKIP
Popular vote 2,252 2,025
Percentage 7.2% 6.5%
Swing Increase3.8% Decrease9.0%

Location of Copeland within Cumbria

MP before election

Jamie Reed

Elected MP

Trudy Harrison

References change

  1. "Election results for Copeland". UK Parliament. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. "Labour faces biggest by-election test after Jamie Reed's resignation". New Statesman. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  3. "Tories in historic by-election Copeland win as Labour holds Stoke". BBC News. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2021.