1997 General Election

Leeds Central

Labour hold / Derek Fatchett
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourFatchett, Derek25,76669.5%+7.3%
 ConservativeWild, Edward5,07713.7%-9%
 Liberal DemocratsFreeman, David4,16411.2%-3.8%
 ReferendumMyers, Philip1,0422.8%N/A
 Socialist LabourRix, Michael6561.8%N/A
 Socialist AlternativeHill, Chris3040.8%N/A
 IndependentFitzgerald, Julian510.1%N/A
Majority20,68955.8%+16.3%
Turnout37,06055.1%-6.2%
Swing+8.15%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBenn, Hilary6,36148.2%-21.3%
 Liberal DemocratsWild, Peter4,06830.8%+19.6%
 ConservativeWild, Edward1,61812.3%-1.4%
 GreensBlackburn, David4783.6%N/A
 UKIPNorthgreaves, Raymond3532.7%N/A
 Leeds Left AllianceHill, Chris2582%N/A
 IndependentFitzgerald, Julian510.4%+0.3%
Majority2,29317.4%-38.4%
Turnout13,187INF%0%
Swing-20.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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