List of MPs elected in the 1992 United Kingdom general election

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1992–1997 Parliament of the United Kingdom
1987–1992 Parliament 1997–2001 Parliament
Legislative bodyParliament of the United Kingdom
Term9 April 1992 (1992-04-09) – 8 April 1997 (1997-04-08)
Election1992 United Kingdom general election
GovernmentSecond Major ministry 
House of Commons
SpeakerBetty Boothroyd 
LeaderTony Newton 
Prime MinisterJohn Major 
Leader of the OppositionNeil Kinnock
John Smith
Margaret Beckett
Tony Blair 
Third-party leaderPaddy Ashdown 
House of Lords
Lord ChancellorBaron Mackay of Clashfern 

This is a list of members of Parliament (MPs) elected in the 1992 general election, held on 9 April.

During the 1992–97 Parliament, Betty Boothroyd was the Speaker, John Major served as Prime Minister, and Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Margaret Beckett, and Tony Blair served as Leader of the Opposition. This Parliament was dissolved on 8 April 1997.[1]

By nation[edit]


These representative diagrams show the composition of the parties as it was directly after the 1992 general election and before the 1997 general election:

Note: The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru sit together as a party group. This is not the official seating plan of the House of Commons, which has five rows of benches on each side, with the government party to the right of the speaker and opposition parties to the left, but with room for only around two-thirds of MPs to sit at any one time.

Affiliation Members
Conservative Party 336
Labour Party 271
Liberal Democrats 20
Ulster Unionist Party 9
Plaid Cymru 4
Social Democratic and Labour Party 4
Democratic Unionist Party 3
Scottish National Party 3
Ulster Popular Unionist Party 1
 Total 651
 Notional government majority 21
 Effective government majority 46

Table of contents:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z By-elections


Constituency MP Party
Aberavon John Morris Labour
Aberdeen North Robert Hughes Labour
Aberdeen South Raymond Robertson Conservative
Aldershot Sir Julian Critchley Conservative
Aldridge-Brownhills Richard Shepherd Conservative
Altrincham and Sale Sir Fergus Montgomery Conservative
Alyn and Deeside Barry Jones Labour
Amber Valley Hon. Phillip Oppenheim Conservative
Angus East Andrew Welsh Scottish National Party
Antrim East Roy Beggs Ulster Unionist
Antrim North Rev Ian Paisley Democratic Unionist
Antrim South Clifford Forsythe Ulster Unionist
Argyll and Bute Hon. Ray Michie Liberal Democrat
Arundel Sir Michael Marshall Conservative
Ashfield Geoff Hoon Labour
Ashford Keith Speed Conservative
Ashton-under-Lyne Robert Sheldon Labour
Aylesbury David Lidington Conservative
Ayr Phil Gallie Conservative


Banbury Tony Baldry Conservative
Banff and Buchan Alex Salmond Scottish National Party
Barking Jo Richardson Labour
Barnsley Central Eric Illsley Labour
Barnsley East Terry Patchett Labour
Barnsley West and Penistone Michael Clapham Labour
Barrow and Furness John Hutton Labour
Basildon David Amess Conservative
Basingstoke Andrew Hunter Conservative
Bassetlaw Joe Ashton Labour
Bath Don Foster Liberal Democrat
Batley and Spen Elizabeth Peacock Conservative
Battersea John Bowis Conservative
Beaconsfield Tim Smith Conservative
Beckenham Piers Merchant Conservative
Bedfordshire Mid Sir Nicholas Lyell Conservative
Bedfordshire North Sir Trevor Skeet Conservative
Bedfordshire South West Sir David Madel Conservative
Belfast East Peter Robinson Democratic Unionist
Belfast North Cecil Walker Ulster Unionist
Belfast South Martin Smyth Ulster Unionist
Belfast West Dr Joe Hendron Social Democratic and Labour
Berkshire East Andrew MacKay Conservative
Berwick-upon-Tweed Alan Beith Liberal Democrat
Bethnal Green and Stepney Peter Shore Labour
Beverley James Cran Conservative
Bexhill and Battle Charles Wardle Conservative
Bexleyheath Cyril Townsend Conservative
Billericay Teresa Gorman Conservative
Birkenhead Frank Field Labour
Birmingham Edgbaston Dame Jill Knight Conservative
Birmingham Erdington Robin Corbett Labour
Birmingham Hall Green Andrew Hargreaves Conservative
Birmingham, Hodge Hill Terry Davis Labour
Birmingham Ladywood Clare Short Labour
Birmingham Northfield Richard Burden Labour
Birmingham Perry Barr Jeff Rooker Labour
Birmingham Selly Oak Lynne Jones Labour
Birmingham Small Heath Roger Godsiff Labour
Birmingham Sparkbrook Roy Hattersley Labour
Birmingham Yardley Estelle Morris Labour
Bishop Auckland Derek Foster Labour
Blaby Andrew Robathan Conservative
Blackburn Jack Straw Labour
Blackpool North Harold Elletson Conservative
Blackpool South Nick Hawkins Conservative
Blaenau Gwent Llew Smith Labour
Blaydon John McWilliam Labour
Blyth Valley Ronnie Campbell Labour
Bolsover Dennis Skinner Labour
Bolton North East Peter Thurnham Conservative
Bolton South East David Young Labour
Bolton West Hon. Tom Sackville Conservative
Boothferry David Davis Conservative
Bootle Joe Benton Labour
Bosworth David Tredinnick Conservative
Bournemouth East David Atkinson Conservative
Bournemouth West John Butterfill Conservative
Bow and Poplar Mildred Gordon Labour
Bradford North Terry Rooney Labour
Bradford South Bob Cryer Labour
Bradford West Max Madden Labour
Braintree Tony Newton Conservative
Brecon and Radnor Jonathan Evans Conservative
Brent East Ken Livingstone Labour
Brent North Sir Rhodes Boyson Conservative
Brent South Paul Boateng Labour
Brentford and Isleworth Nirj Deva Conservative
Brentwood and Ongar Eric Pickles Conservative
Bridgend Win Griffiths Labour
Bridgwater Tom King Conservative
Bridlington John Townend Conservative
Brigg and Cleethorpes Michael Brown Conservative
Brighton Kemptown Andrew Bowden Conservative
Brighton Pavilion Sir Derek Spencer Conservative
Bristol East Jean Corston Labour
Bristol North West Michael Stern Conservative
Bristol South Dawn Primarolo Labour
Bristol West Hon. William Waldegrave Conservative
Bromsgrove Roy Thomason Conservative
Broxbourne Marion Roe Conservative
Broxtowe Jim Lester Conservative
Buckingham George Walden Conservative
Burnley Peter Pike Labour
Burton Ivan Lawrence Conservative
Bury North Alistair Burt Conservative
Bury South David Sumberg Conservative
Bury St. Edmunds Richard Spring Conservative


Caernarfon Dafydd Wigley Plaid Cymru
Caerphilly Ron Davies Labour
Caithness and Sutherland Robert Maclennan Liberal Democrat
Calder Valley Sir Donald Thompson Conservative
Cambridge Anne Campbell Labour
Cambridgeshire North East Malcolm Moss Conservative
Cambridgeshire South East James Paice Conservative
Cambridgeshire South West Sir Anthony Grant Conservative
Cannock and Burntwood Tony Wright Labour
Canterbury Julian Brazier Conservative
Cardiff Central Jon Owen Jones Labour
Cardiff North Gwilym Jones Conservative
Cardiff South and Penarth Alun Michael Labour
Cardiff West Rhodri Morgan Labour
Carlisle Eric Martlew Labour
Carmarthen Alan W. Williams Labour
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley George Foulkes Labour
Carshalton and Wallington Nigel Forman Conservative
Castle Point Dr Bob Spink Conservative
Ceredigion and Pembroke North Cynog Dafis Plaid Cymru/Green
Cheadle Stephen Day Conservative
Chelmsford Simon Burns Conservative
Chelsea Sir Nicholas Scott Conservative
Cheltenham Nigel Jones Liberal Democrat
Chertsey and Walton Sir Geoffrey Pattie Conservative
Chesham & Amersham Cheryl Gillan Conservative
Chester Gyles Brandreth Conservative
Chesterfield Tony Benn Labour
Chichester Anthony Nelson Conservative
Chingford Iain Duncan Smith Conservative
Chipping Barnet Sydney Chapman Conservative
Chislehurst Roger Sims Conservative
Chorley Den Dover Conservative
Christchurch Robert Adley Conservative
Cirencester and Tewkesbury Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative
City of London and Westminster South Hon. Peter Brooke Conservative
Clackmannan Martin O'Neill Labour
Clwyd North West Rod Richards Conservative
Clwyd South West Martyn Jones Labour
Clydebank & Milngavie Tony Worthington Labour
Clydesdale Jimmy Hood Labour
Colchester North Hon. Bernard Jenkin Conservative
Colchester South and Maldon John Whittingdale Conservative
Colne Valley Graham Riddick Conservative
Congleton Ann Winterton Conservative
Conwy Sir Wyn Roberts Conservative
Copeland Dr Jack Cunningham Labour
Corby William Powell Conservative
Cornwall North Paul Tyler Liberal Democrat
Cornwall South East Robert Hicks Conservative
Coventry North East Bob Ainsworth Labour
Coventry North West Geoffrey Robinson Labour
Coventry South East Jim Cunningham Labour
Coventry South West John Butcher Conservative
Crawley Hon. Nicholas Soames Conservative
Crewe and Nantwich Gwyneth Dunwoody Labour
Crosby Malcolm Thornton Conservative
Croydon Central Sir Paul Beresford Conservative
Croydon North East David Congdon Conservative
Croydon North West Malcolm Wicks Labour
Croydon South Richard Ottaway Conservative
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Norman Hogg Labour
Cunninghame North Brian Wilson Labour
Cunninghame South Brian Donohoe Labour
Cynon Valley Ann Clwyd Labour


Dagenham Bryan Gould Labour
Darlington Alan Milburn Labour
Dartford Bob Dunn Conservative
Daventry Tim Boswell Conservative
Davyhulme Winston Churchill Conservative
Delyn David Hanson Labour
Denton and Reddish Andrew Bennett Labour
Derby North Greg Knight Conservative
Derby South Margaret Beckett Labour
Derbyshire North East Harry Barnes Labour
Derbyshire South Edwina Currie Conservative
Derbyshire West Patrick McLoughlin Conservative
Devizes Michael Ancram Conservative
Devon North Nick Harvey Liberal Democrat
Dewsbury Ann Taylor Labour
Don Valley Martin Redmond Labour
Doncaster Central Sir Harold Walker Labour
Doncaster North Kevin Hughes Labour
Dorset North Nicholas Baker Conservative
Dorset South Ian Bruce Conservative
Dorset West Sir James Spicer Conservative
Dover David Shaw Conservative
Down North Sir James Kilfedder Ulster Popular Unionist
Down South Eddie McGrady Social Democratic and Labour
Dudley East Dr John Gilbert Labour
Dudley West John Blackburn Conservative
Dulwich Tessa Jowell Labour
Dumbarton John McFall Labour
Dumfries Sir Hector Monro Conservative
Dundee East John McAllion Labour
Dundee West Ernie Ross Labour
Dunfermline East Gordon Brown Labour
Dunfermline West Rachel Squire Labour
Durham, City of Gerry Steinberg Labour
Durham North Giles Radice Labour
Durham North West Hilary Armstrong Labour


Ealing Acton Sir George Young Conservative
Ealing North Harry Greenway Conservative
Ealing Southall Piara Khabra Labour
Easington John Cummings Labour
East Kilbride Adam Ingram Labour
East Lindsey Sir Peter Tapsell Conservative
East Lothian John Home Robertson Labour
Eastbourne Nigel Waterson Conservative
Eastleigh Stephen Milligan Conservative
Eastwood Allan Stewart Conservative
Eccles Joan Lestor Labour
Eddisbury Alastair Goodlad Conservative
Edinburgh Central Alistair Darling Labour
Edinburgh East Gavin Strang Labour
Edinburgh Leith Malcolm Chisholm Labour
Edinburgh Pentlands Malcolm Rifkind Conservative
Edinburgh South Nigel Griffiths Labour
Edinburgh West Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Conservative
Edmonton Dr Ian Twinn Conservative
Ellesmere Port and Neston Andrew Miller Labour
Elmet Spencer Batiste Conservative
Eltham Peter Bottomley Conservative
Enfield North Timothy Eggar Conservative
Enfield Southgate Michael Portillo Conservative
Epping Forest Steven Norris Conservative
Epsom & Ewell Hon. Archie Hamilton Conservative
Erewash Angela Knight Conservative
Erith and Crayford David Evennett Conservative
Esher Ian Taylor Conservative
Exeter Sir John Hannam Conservative


Falkirk East Michael Connarty Labour
Falkirk West Dennis Canavan Labour
Falmouth and Camborne Sebastian Coe Conservative
Fareham Peter Lloyd Conservative
Faversham Sir Roger Moate Conservative
Feltham and Heston Alan Keen Labour Co-operative
Fermanagh & South Tyrone Ken Maginnis Ulster Unionist
Fife Central Henry McLeish Labour
Fife North East Menzies Campbell Liberal Democrat
Finchley Hartley Booth Conservative
Folkestone and Hythe Michael Howard Conservative
Foyle John Hume Social Democratic and Labour
Fulham Matthew Carrington Conservative
Fylde Michael Jack Conservative


Gainsborough and Horncastle Edward Leigh Conservative
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Ian Lang Conservative
Gateshead East Joyce Quin Labour
Gedling Andrew Mitchell Conservative
Gillingham James Couchman Conservative
Glanford and Scunthorpe Elliot Morley Labour
Glasgow Cathcart John Maxton Labour
Glasgow Central Mike Watson Labour
Glasgow Garscadden Donald Dewar Labour
Glasgow Govan Ian Davidson Labour
Glasgow Hillhead George Galloway Labour
Glasgow Maryhill Maria Fyfe Labour
Glasgow Pollok Jimmy Dunnachie Labour
Glasgow Provan Jimmy Wray Labour
Glasgow Rutherglen Tommy McAvoy Labour
Glasgow Shettleston David Marshall Labour
Glasgow Springburn Michael Martin Labour
Gloucester Douglas French Conservative
Gloucestershire West Paul Marland Conservative
Gordon Malcolm Bruce Liberal Democrat
Gosport Peter Viggers Conservative
Gower Gareth Wardell Labour
Grantham Hon. Douglas Hogg Conservative
Gravesham Jacques Arnold Conservative
Great Grimsby Austin Mitchell Labour
Great Yarmouth Michael Carttiss Conservative
Greenock and Port Glasgow Norman Godman Labour
Greenwich Nick Raynsford Labour
Guildford David Howell Conservative


Hackney North and Stoke Newington Diane Abbott Labour
Hackney South and Shoreditch Brian Sedgemore Labour
Halesowen and Stourbridge Warren Hawksley Conservative
Halifax Alice Mahon Labour
Halton Gordon Oakes Labour
Hamilton George Robertson Labour
Hammersmith Clive Soley Labour
Hampstead and Highgate Glenda Jackson Labour
Hampshire East Michael Mates Conservative
Hampshire North West Sir David Mitchell Conservative
Harborough Edward Garnier Conservative
Harlow Jerry Hayes Conservative
Harrogate Robert Banks Conservative
Harrow East Hugh Dykes Conservative
Harrow West Robert Hughes Conservative
Hartlepool Peter Mandelson Labour
Harwich Iain Sproat Conservative
Hastings and Rye Jacqui Lait Conservative
Havant David Willetts Conservative
Hayes and Harlington Terry Dicks Conservative
Hazel Grove Sir Tom Arnold Conservative
Hemsworth Derek Enright Labour
Hendon North Sir John Gorst Conservative
Hendon South John Marshall Conservative
Henley Michael Heseltine Conservative
Hereford Colin Shepherd Conservative
Hertford & Stortford Sir Bowen Wells Conservative
Hertfordshire North Oliver Heald Conservative
Hertfordshire South West Richard Page Conservative
Hertfordshire West Robert Jones Conservative
Hertsmere James Clappison Conservative
Hexham Peter Atkinson Conservative
Heywood and Middleton James Callaghan Labour
High Peak Charles Hendry Conservative
Holborn and St. Pancras Frank Dobson Labour
Holland-with-Boston Sir Richard Body Conservative
Honiton Sir Peter Emery Conservative
Hornchurch Robin Squire Conservative
Hornsey and Wood Green Barbara Roche Labour
Horsham Sir Peter Hordern Conservative
Houghton and Washington Roland Boyes Labour
Hove Sir Tim Sainsbury Conservative
Huddersfield Barry Sheerman Labour
Huntingdon John Major Conservative
Hyndburn Greg Pope Labour


Ilford North Vivian Bendall Conservative
Ilford South Mike Gapes Labour Co-operative
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber Sir Russell Johnston Liberal Democrat
Ipswich Jamie Cann Labour
Isle of Wight Barry Field Conservative
Islington North Jeremy Corbyn Labour
Islington South and Finsbury Chris Smith Labour
Islwyn Neil Kinnock Labour


Jarrow Donald Dixon Labour


Keighley Gary Waller Conservative
Kensington Dudley Fishburn Conservative
Kent Mid Andrew Rowe Conservative
Kettering Roger Freeman Conservative
Kilmarnock and Loudoun William McKelvey Labour
Kincardine and Deeside George Kynoch Conservative
Kingston upon Hull East John Prescott Labour
Kingston upon Hull North Kevin McNamara Labour
Kingston upon Hull West Stuart Randall Labour
Kingston-upon-Thames Norman Lamont Conservative
Kingswood Roger Berry Labour
Kirkcaldy Lewis Moonie Labour
Knowsley North George Howarth Labour
Knowsley South Edward O'Hara Labour


Lagan Valley James Molyneaux Ulster Unionist
Lancashire West Colin Pickthall Labour
Lancaster Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman Conservative
Langbaurgh Michael Bates Conservative
Leeds Central Derek Fatchett Labour
Leeds East George Mudie Labour
Leeds North East Timothy Kirkhope Conservative
Leeds North West Dr Keith Hampson Conservative
Leeds West John Battle Labour
Leicester East Keith Vaz Labour
Leicester South Jim Marshall Labour
Leicester West Greville Janner Labour
Leicestershire North West David Ashby Conservative
Leigh Lawrence Cunliffe Labour
Leominster Peter Temple-Morris Conservative
Lewes Tim Rathbone Conservative
Lewisham Deptford Joan Ruddock Labour
Lewisham East Bridget Prentice Labour
Lewisham West Jim Dowd Labour
Leyton Harry Cohen Labour
Lincoln Kenneth Carlisle Conservative
Linlithgow Tam Dalyell Labour
Littleborough and Saddleworth Geoffrey Dickens Conservative
Liverpool Broadgreen Jane Kennedy Labour
Liverpool Garston Edward Loyden Labour
Liverpool Mossley Hill David Alton Liberal Democrat
Liverpool Riverside Robert Parry Labour
Liverpool Walton Peter Kilfoyle Labour
Liverpool West Derby Bob Wareing Labour
Livingston Robin Cook Labour
Llanelli Denzil Davies Labour
Londonderry East William Ross Ulster Unionist
Loughborough Stephen Dorrell Conservative
Ludlow Christopher Gill Conservative
Luton North John Carlisle Conservative
Luton South Graham Bright Conservative


Macclesfield Nicholas Winterton Conservative
Maidstone Ann Widdecombe Conservative
Makerfield Ian McCartney Labour
Manchester Blackley Kenneth Eastham Labour
Manchester Central Bob Litherland Labour
Manchester Gorton Gerald Kaufman Labour
Manchester Withington Keith Bradley Labour
Manchester Wythenshawe Alfred Morris Labour
Mansfield Alan Meale Labour
Medway Dame Peggy Fenner Conservative
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru
Meriden Iain Mills Conservative
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Ted Rowlands Labour
Mid Ulster William McCrea Democratic Unionist
Middlesbrough Stuart Bell Labour
Midlothian Eric Clarke Labour
Milton Keynes South West Barry Legg Conservative
Milton Keynes North East Peter Butler Conservative
Mitcham and Morden Dame Angela Rumbold Conservative
Mole Valley Kenneth Baker Conservative
Monklands East John Smith Labour
Monklands West Tom Clarke Labour
Monmouth Roger Evans Conservative
Montgomeryshire Alex Carlile Liberal Democrat
Moray Margaret Ewing Scottish National Party
Morecambe and Lunesdale Hon. Mark Lennox-Boyd Conservative
Morley and Leeds South John Gunnell Labour
Motherwell North John Reid Labour
Motherwell South Jeremy Bray Labour


Neath Peter Hain Labour
New Forest Patrick McNair-Wilson Conservative
Newark Richard Alexander Conservative
Newbury Judith Chaplin Conservative
Newcastle-under-Lyme Llin Golding Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Jim Cousins Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne East Nick Brown Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne North Doug Henderson Labour
Newham North East Ron Leighton Labour
Newham North West Tony Banks Labour
Newham South Nigel Spearing Labour
Newport East Roy Hughes Labour
Newport West Paul Flynn Labour
Newry & Armagh Seamus Mallon Social Democratic and Labour
Normanton Bill O'Brien Labour
Norfolk Mid Richard Ryder Conservative
Norfolk North Ralph Howell Conservative
Norfolk South John MacGregor Conservative
Norfolk South West Gillian Shephard Conservative
Norfolk North West Henry Bellingham Conservative
Northampton North Antony Marlow Conservative
Northampton South Michael Morris Conservative
Northavon Sir John Cope Conservative
Norwich North Patrick Thompson Conservative
Norwich South John Garrett Labour
Norwood John Fraser Labour
Nottingham East John Heppell Labour
Nottingham North Graham Allen Labour
Nottingham South Alan Simpson Labour
Nuneaton Bill Olner Labour


Ogmore Ray Powell Labour
Old Bexley and Sidcup Sir Edward Heath Conservative
Oldham Central and Royton Bryan Davies Labour
Oldham West Michael Meacher Labour
Orkney and Shetland Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat
Orpington John Horam Conservative
Oxford East Andrew Smith Labour
Oxford West and Abingdon John Patten Conservative


Paisley North Irene Adams Labour
Paisley South Gordon McMaster Labour
Peckham Harriet Harman Labour
Pembrokeshire Nick Ainger Labour
Pendle Gordon Prentice Labour
Penrith and the Border David Maclean Conservative
Perth and Kinross Sir Nicholas Fairbairn Conservative
Peterborough Dr Brian Mawhinney Conservative
Plymouth Devonport David Jamieson Labour
Plymouth Drake Dame Janet Fookes Conservative
Plymouth Sutton Gary Streeter Conservative
Pontefract and Castleford Geoffrey Lofthouse Labour
Pontypridd Kim Howells Labour
Poole John Ward Conservative
Portsmouth North Peter Griffiths Conservative
Portsmouth South David Martin Conservative
Preston Audrey Wise Labour
Pudsey Sir Giles Shaw Conservative
Putney David Mellor Conservative


Ravensbourne Sir John Hunt Conservative
Reading East Sir Gerard Vaughan Conservative
Reading West Sir Tony Durant Conservative
Redcar Mo Mowlam Labour
Reigate Sir George Gardiner Conservative
Renfrew West and Inverclyde Tommy Graham Labour
Rhondda Allan Rogers Labour
Ribble Valley Nigel Evans Conservative
Ribble South Robert Atkins Conservative
Richmond (Yorks) William Hague Conservative
Richmond and Barnes Jeremy Hanley Conservative
Rochdale Liz Lynne Liberal Democrat
Rochford Dr Michael Clark Conservative
Romford Sir Michael Neubert Conservative
Romsey and Waterside Michael Colvin Conservative
Ross, Cromarty and Skye Charles Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Rossendale and Darwen Janet Anderson Labour
Rother Valley Kevin Barron Labour
Rotherham James Boyce Labour
Roxburgh and Berwickshire Archy Kirkwood Liberal Democrat
Rugby and Kenilworth Jim Pawsey Conservative
Ruislip-Northwood John Wilkinson Conservative
Rushcliffe Kenneth Clarke Conservative
Rutland and Melton Alan Duncan Conservative
Ryedale John Greenway Conservative


Saffron Walden Alan Haselhurst Conservative
St Albans Peter Lilley Conservative
St Helens North John Evans Labour
St Helens South Gerry Bermingham Labour
St Ives David Harris Conservative
Salford East Stanley Orme Labour
Salisbury Robert Key Conservative
Scarborough John Sykes Conservative
Sedgefield Tony Blair Labour
Selby Michael Alison Conservative
Sevenoaks Mark Wolfson Conservative
Sheffield Attercliffe Clive Betts Labour
Sheffield Brightside David Blunkett Labour
Sheffield Central Richard Caborn Labour
Sheffield Hallam Sir Irvine Patnick Conservative
Sheffield Heeley Bill Michie Labour
Sheffield Hillsborough Helen Jackson Labour
Sherwood Paddy Tipping Labour
Shipley Sir Marcus Fox Conservative
Shoreham Michael Stephen Conservative
Shrewsbury and Atcham Derek Conway Conservative
Shropshire North John Biffen Conservative
Skipton and Ripon David Curry Conservative
Slough John Watts Conservative
Solihull John M. Taylor Conservative
Somerton and Frome Mark Robinson Conservative
South Hams Anthony Steen Conservative
South Shields Dr David Clark Labour
Southampton Itchen John Denham Labour
Southampton Test Sir James Hill Conservative
Southend East Sir Teddy Taylor Conservative
Southend West Paul Channon Conservative
Southport Matthew Banks Conservative
Southwark and Bermondsey Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat
Spelthorne David Wilshire Conservative
Stafford Bill Cash Conservative
Staffordshire Mid Michael Fabricant Conservative
Staffordshire Moorlands Sir David Knox Conservative
Staffordshire South Patrick Cormack Conservative
Staffordshire South East David Lightbown Conservative
Stalybridge and Hyde Tom Pendry Labour
Stamford and Spalding Quentin Davies Conservative
Stevenage Timothy Wood Conservative
Stirling Michael Forsyth Conservative
Stockport Ann Coffey Labour
Stockton North Frank Cook Labour
Stockton South Tim Devlin Conservative
Stoke-on-Trent Central Mark Fisher Labour
Stoke-on-Trent North Joan Walley Labour
Stoke-on-Trent South George Stevenson Labour
Strangford John D. Taylor Ulster Unionist
Stratford-on-Avon Alan Howarth Conservative
Strathkelvin and Bearsden Dr Sam Galbraith Labour
Streatham Keith Hill Labour
Stretford Tony Lloyd Labour
Stroud Roger Knapman Conservative
Suffolk Central Michael Lord Conservative
Suffolk Coastal John Gummer Conservative
Suffolk South Tim Yeo Conservative
Sunderland North Bill Etherington Labour
Sunderland South Chris Mullin Labour
Surbiton Richard Tracey Conservative
Surrey East Peter Ainsworth Conservative
Surrey North West Sir Michael Grylls Conservative
Surrey South West Virginia Bottomley Conservative
Sussex Mid Tim Renton Conservative
Sutton and Cheam Lady Olga Maitland Conservative
Sutton Coldfield Sir Norman Fowler Conservative
Swansea East Donald Anderson Labour
Swansea West Alan J. Williams Labour
Swindon Simon Coombs Conservative


Tatton Neil Hamilton Conservative
Taunton David Nicholson Conservative
Tayside North Bill Walker Conservative
Thanet North Roger Gale Conservative
Thanet South Jonathan Aitken Conservative
Teignbridge Patrick Nicholls Conservative
Thurrock Andrew Mackinlay Labour
Tiverton Angela Browning Conservative
Tonbridge and Malling Sir John Stanley Conservative
Tooting Tom Cox Labour
Torbay Rupert Allason Conservative
Torfaen Paul Murphy Labour
Torridge and West Devon Emma Nicholson Conservative
Tottenham Bernie Grant Labour
Truro Matthew Taylor Liberal Democrat
Tunbridge Wells Sir Patrick Mayhew Conservative
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale Sir David Steel Liberal Democrat
Twickenham Toby Jessel Conservative
Tyne Bridge David Clelland Labour
Tynemouth Neville Trotter Conservative


Upminster Sir Nicholas Bonsor Conservative
Upper Bann David Trimble Ulster Unionist
Uxbridge Michael Shersby Conservative


Vale of Glamorgan Walter Sweeney Conservative
Vauxhall Kate Hoey Labour


Wakefield David Hinchliffe Labour
Wallasey Angela Eagle Labour
Wallsend Stephen Byers Labour
Walsall North David Winnick Labour
Walsall South Bruce George Labour
Walthamstow Neil Gerrard Labour
Wansbeck Jack Thompson Labour
Wansdyke Jack Aspinwall Conservative
Wanstead and Woodford James Arbuthnot Conservative
Wantage Robert V. Jackson Conservative
Warley East Andrew Faulds Labour
Warley West John Spellar Labour
Warrington North Doug Hoyle Labour
Warrington South Mike Hall Labour
Warwick and Leamington Sir Dudley Smith Conservative
Warwickshire North Mike O'Brien Labour
Watford Tristan Garel-Jones Conservative
Waveney David Porter Conservative
Wealden Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith Conservative
Wellingborough Sir Peter Fry Conservative
Wells David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative
Welwyn Hatfield David Evans Conservative
Wentworth Peter Hardy Labour
West Bromwich East Peter Snape Labour
West Bromwich West Betty Boothroyd Labour
Westbury David Faber Conservative
Western Isles Calum MacDonald Labour
Westminster North Sir John Wheeler Conservative
Westmorland and Lonsdale Michael Jopling Conservative
Weston-super-Mare Sir Jerry Wiggin Conservative
Wigan Roger Stott Labour
Wiltshire North Richard Needham Conservative
Wimbledon Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes Conservative
Winchester Gerry Malone Conservative
Windsor and Maidenhead Hon. Michael Trend Conservative
Wirral South Barry Porter Conservative
Wirral West David Hunt Conservative
Witney Hon. Douglas Hurd Conservative
Woking Sir Cranley Onslow Conservative
Wokingham John Redwood Conservative
Wolverhampton North East Ken Purchase Labour Co-operative
Wolverhampton South East Dennis Turner Labour Co-operative
Wolverhampton South West Nicholas Budgen Conservative
Woodspring Dr Liam Fox Conservative
Woolwich John Austin-Walker Labour
Worcester Peter Luff Conservative
Worcestershire Mid Eric Forth Conservative
Worcestershire South Michael Spicer Conservative
Workington Dale Campbell-Savours Labour
Worsley Terence Lewis Labour
Worthing Sir Terence Higgins Conservative
The Wrekin Bruce Grocott Labour
Wrexham Dr John Marek Labour
Wycombe Ray Whitney Conservative
Wyre Keith Mans Conservative
Wyre Forest Anthony Coombs Conservative


Yeovil Paddy Ashdown Liberal Democrat
Ynys Môn Ieuan Wyn Jones Plaid Cymru
York Hugh Bayley Labour


See the list of United Kingdom by-elections.

Two seats were vacant when Parliament was dissolved preparatory to the 1997 general election:

One further MP died prior to the 1997 general election (who was standing down due to health problems, incidentally) during the period in which parliament was dissolved:


Progression of government majority and party totals[edit]

The government voting total is the total number of Conservative MPs, minus the two Conservative Deputy Speakers. The opposition voting total is the total number of other MPs, minus the Speaker and the Labour Deputy Speaker. The majority is the difference between the former and the latter. See also here.

Date Event Govt majority Con Labour L Dem UUP Plaid SDLP DUP SNP UPUP UKUP Refer Indep. Spkr Vacant
27 April 1992 Opening of Parliament 21 336 270 20 9 4 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 February 1993 Chaplin (Con, Newbury) dies 20 335 1
6 May 1993 Rendel wins Newbury by-election for L Dems 19 21 0
13 May 1993 Adley (Con, Christchurch) dies 18 334 1
23 July 1993 Allason suspended from Conservatives 16 333 1
29 July 1993 Maddock wins Christchurch by-election for L Dems 15 22 0
25 January 1994 Boyce (Lab, Rotherham) dies 16 269 1
1 February 1994 Richardson (Lab, Barking) dies 17 268 2
7 February 1994 Milligan (Con, Eastleigh) dies 16 332 3
28 February 1994 Leighton (Lab, Newham NE) dies 17 267 4
12 April 1994 Cryer (Lab, Bradford S) dies 18 266 5
5 May 1994 MacShane wins Rotherham by-election for Lab 17 267 4
12 May 1994 Smith (Lab, Monklands E) dies 18 266 5
May 1994 Gould (Lab, Dagenham) resigns seat 19 265 6
9 June 1994 5 by-elections - 4 won by Lab, 1 by Lib Dems 14 269 23 1
30 June 1994 Liddell wins Monklands E by-election for Lab 13 270 0
28 July 1994 Allason re-admitted to Conservatives 15 333 0
12 October 1994 Blackburn (Con, Dudley W) dies 14 332 1
29 November 1994 Maastricht Rebels suspended from Conservatives -4 323 9
15 December 1994 Pearson wins Dudley W by-election for Lab -5 271 0
January 1995 Kinnock (Lab, Islwyn) resigns seat -4 270 1
16 February 1995 Touhig wins Islwyn by-election for Lab -5 271 0
19 February 1995 Fairbairn (Con, Perth & Kinross) dies -6 322 1
20 March 1995 Kilfedder (UPUP, N Down) dies -5 0 2
24 April 1995 Maastricht Rebels readmitted to Conservatives 13 331 0
17 May 1995 Dickens (Con, Littleborough & Saddleworth) dies 12 330 3
25 May 1995 Cunningham wins Perth & Kinross by-el for SNP 11 4 2
15 June 1995 McCartney wins N Down by-election for UKUP 10 1 1
27 July 1995 Davies wins Littleborough by-election for L Dems 9 24 0
8 October 1995 Howarth defects from Con to Labour 7 329 272
31 October 1995 Enright (Lab, Hemsworth) dies 8 271 1
12 December 1995 Lightbown (Con, SE Staffordshire) dies 7 328 2
30 December 1995 Nicholson defects from Con to Lib Dems 5 327 25
1 February 1996 Trickett wins Hemsworth by-election for Lab 4 272 1
24 February 1996 Thurnham resigns from Conservatives 2 326 1
11 April 1996 Jenkins wins SE Staffs by-election for Lab 1 273 0
11 October 1996 Patchett (Lab, Barnsley E) dies 2 272 1
12 October 1996 Thurnham (Ind) joins Liberal Democrats 26 0
3 November 1996 Porter (Con, Wirral S) dies 1 325 2
12 December 1996 Ennis wins Barnsley E by-election for Lab 0 273 1
16 January 1997 Mills (Con) and Redmond (Lab) die 324 272 3
27 February 1997 Chapman wins Wirral S by-election for Lab -1 273 2
8 March 1997 Gardiner defects from Con to Referendum -3 323 1


  1. ^ "Politics 97". BBC News. 1 May 1997.

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