1994 Eastleigh by-election
The Eastleigh by-election, 1994 was a parliamentary by-election held on 9 June 1994 for the United Kingdom House of Commons constituency of Eastleigh in Hampshire. The seat had fallen vacant because of the death of Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Milligan on 7 February.
|Turnout||58.7% ( 24.2%)|
The result of the election was a gain for the Liberal Democrats on a large swing. A disastrous result for the Conservative Party saw them fall to third place. The election was also the first election that the newly formed UK Independence Party (UKIP) stood in, with Nigel Farage as the candidate; Farage went on to become the leader of UKIP in 2006.
|Liberal Democrats||David Chidgey||24,473||44.3||+16.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||David Sutch||783||1.4||New|
|Natural Law||Peter Warburton||145||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||−16.8|
|Liberal Democrats||David Chidgey||21,296||28.0|
- The Independent | Lib Dems win over disenchanted Tories: Conservative defections in Eastleigh are unlikely to benefit Labour's high-profile campaign.
- Guardian | Eastleigh election results
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1992-97 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Archived from the original on 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2015-10-01.