Ten famous by-elections



The Lib Dems have overturned Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority from 2015 to win the Richmond Park by-election. Here's a look at some famous and infamous by-elections of the recent, and not-so-recent, past.
Winston's loss - Oldham, 1899 The contest is best remembered for being the first time Winston Churchill, then 25, ran for Parliament. The by-election was called after one of Oldham's two Conservative MPs died and the other retired due to ill health.
Mr Churchill, a future prime minister, lost with the Liberals taking both seats. He later remembered this had left him "with those... read more

 
2 December 2016 in Regional, Views: 68
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