1997 General Election

West Bromwich West

Speaker gain from Labour / Betty Boothroyd
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 SpeakerBoothroyd, Betty23,96965.3%+10.5%
 Independent LabourSilvester, Richard8,54623.3%N/A
 National DemocratsEdwards, Steven4,18111.4%N/A
Majority15,42342%N/A
Turnout36,69653.6%-16.8%
Swing-6.4%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourBailey, Adrian9,46050.6%N/A
 ConservativeBissell, Karen6,40834.3%N/A
 Liberal DemocratsSmith, Sadie1,7919.6%N/A
 BNPGriffin, Nick7944.2%N/A
 UKIPOakton, Jonathan2461.3%N/A
Majority3,05216.3%N/A
Turnout18,699INF%0%
Swing-11.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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