1997 General Election

Preston

Labour hold / Audrey Wise
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourWise, Audrey29,22060.8%+6.5%
 ConservativeGray, Paul10,54021.9%-5.9%
 Liberal DemocratsChadwick, William7,04514.7%-2.5%
 ReferendumPorter, John9241.9%N/A
 Natural LawAshforth, John3450.7%0%
Majority18,68038.9%+12.4%
Turnout48,07466.1%-5.6%
Swing+6.2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourHendrick, Mark9,76545.7%-15.1%
 ConservativeO'Hare, Graham5,33925%+3.1%
 Liberal DemocratsChadwick, Bill3,45416.2%+1.5%
 Socialist AllianceCartwright, Terry1,2105.7%N/A
 UKIPBeaman, Gregg4582.1%N/A
 GreensMerrick, Richard4412.1%N/A
 Christian PeoplesGarrett, Peter4161.9%N/A
 BNPJackson, Chris2291.1%N/A
 IndependentFranklin-Braid, David510.2%N/A
Majority4,42620.7%-18.2%
Turnout21,363INF%0%
Swing-9.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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