2024 Wellingborough by-election

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Event.png 2024 Wellingborough by-election (UK/By-election) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date15 February 2024

The 2024 Wellingborough by-election was held on 15 February 2024 following the recall petition that removed the incumbent MP Peter Bone.[1]

Labour's Gen Kitchen won the by-election with the biggest swing from the Conservatives to Labour since the 1994 Dudley West by-election and the second biggest since the Second World War. It was also the largest ever drop in the Conservative Party vote share in a by-election, the largest drop in any party's vote share since the 1948 Glasgow Camlachie by-election, and the worst performance by the Conservatives in the constituency's history, falling below the 25.4% of the vote it received in 1923. The turnout was 38%.

The Wellingborough by-election took place on the same day as the 2024 Kingswood by-election, also won by Labour from the Conservatives.[2]

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