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Commons by-election: Lewisham East

Voters go to the polls in a Commons by-election at Lewisham East on Thursday June 14 following the resignation of Labour’s Heidi Alexander in order to take up the position of London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport.

Nominations close: Monday May 21 at 1600.

Polling: Thursday June 14 from 0700 to 2200.

The result is expected in the early hours of Friday June 15 but could be later if there are any recounts.

For details of messages in XML format for digital products, please see the page on XML format at Message Specifications


Candidates

1. Lewisham East

  • Ross Archer (C)
  • Janet Daby (Lab)
  • Lucy Salek (LD)
  • Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah (Green)
  • David Kurten (UKIP)
  • Maureen Martin (CPA)
  • Massimo DiMambro (DVP)
  • Anne Marie Waters (FBM)
  • Sean Finch (Libertarian)
  • Howling Laud Hope (Loony)
  • Charles Carey (ND)
  • Patrick Gray (Radical)
  • Mandu Reid (Women)
  • Thomas Hall (YPP)

Eligible electorate: 66,140


Party abbreviations

  • Conservative – C
  • Labour – Lab
  • Liberal Democrats – LD
  • Green Party – Green
  • UK Independence Party – Ukip
  • Christian Peoples Alliance – CPA
  • Democrats and Veterans Party – DVP
  • For Britain Movement – FBM
  • Libertarian Party – Libertarian
  • Monster Raving Loony Party – Loony
  • No description – ND
  • Radical Party – Radical
  • Women's Equality Party – Women
  • Young People's Party – YPP

Results

As soon as the result is declared, a rush message will be sent giving the winning party.

Example text:

  • Labour hold Lewisham East
  • [Party] gain from Labour in Lewisham East

This will be followed by the full result message.

This will give details of party hold or gain from another party, followed by candidates in votes order, giving their votes, percentage share, percentage share change since the 2017 general election, plus majority, percentage majority, swing from the 2017 election, turnout, percentage turnout and turnout percentage change since 2017.

The swing will be between the winning party and the losing party if the constituency changes hands and between first and second candidates where there is no change.

A summary of the previous election result and any intervening by-election results will be included.

Content example – 2010 general election result for Hartlepool:

00}296} }HARTLEPOOL} }} }68,923} }38,242} }55.49} }+3.96} }} }} }
{02}Lab} }hold} }} }5,509} }14.41} }12.82} }C} }Lab
{03}*} }*} }} }Iain} }Wright} }Lab} }16,267} }42.54} }-8.97} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Alan} }Wright} }C} }10,758} }28.13} }+16.68} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Reg} }Clark} }LD} }6,533} }17.08} }-13.32} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Stephen} }Allison} }UKIP} }2,682} }7.01} }+3.47} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Ronnie} }Bage} }BNP} }2,002} }5.24} }} }} }
{06}G} }May} }2005} }Lab} }7,478} }21.10} }35,436} }51.52
{07}*} }Wright} }Lab} }18,251} }51.50
{07}} }Dunn} }LD} }10,773} }30.40
{07}} }Vigar} }C} }4,058} }11.45
{07}} }Springer} }UKIP} }1,256} }3.54
{07}} }Harrison} }Soc Lab} }373} }1.05
{07}} }Ryder} }Green} }288} }0.81
{07}} }Hobbs} }Ind} }275} }0.78
{07}} }Headbanger} }Loony} }162} }0.46
          
296 HARTLEPOOL
Lab hold
*Iain Wright (Lab) 16,267 (42.54%, -8.97%)
Alan Wright (C) 10,758 (28.13%, +16.68%)
Reg Clark (LD) 6,533 (17.08%, -13.32%)
Stephen Allison (UKIP) 2,682 (7.01%, +3.47%)
Ronnie Bage (BNP) 2,002 (5.24%)
Lab maj 5,509 (14.41%)
12.82% swing Lab to C
Electorate 68,923; Turnout 38,242 (55.49%, +3.96%)
2005: Lab maj 7,478 (21.10%) – Turnout 35,436 (51.52%)
Wright (Lab) 18,251 (51.50%); Dunn (LD) 10,773 (30.40%); Vigar (C)
4,058 (11.45%); Springer (UKIP) 1,256 (3.54%); Harrison (Soc Lab) 373
(1.05%); Ryder (Green) 288 (0.81%); Hobbs (Ind) 275 (0.78%);
Headbanger (Loony) 162 (0.46%)
        

If a result has to be corrected, a fresh full result message will be sent – marked as a correction in wire messages or with a higher version number in XML for digital. Where there is a change to a winning party, a rush correction will be sent in the same way.

June 2017 Commons general election result

364 LEWISHAM EAST
Lab hold
*Heidi Alexander (Lab) 32,072 (67.95%, +12.25%)
Peter Fortune (C) 10,859 (23.01%, +0.70%)
Emily Frith (LD) 2,086 (4.42%, –1.30%)
Storm Poorun (Green) 803 (1.70%, –3.96%)
Keith Forster (UKIP) 798 (1.69%, –7.36%)
Willow Winston (Ind) 355 (0.75%)
Maureen Martin (CPA) 228 (0.48%, –0.17%)
Lab maj 21,213 (44.94%)
5.77% swing C to Lab
Electorate 68,126; Turnout 47,201 (69.28%, +10.83%)
2015: Lab maj 14,333 (33.39%) – Turnout 42,923 (58.46%)
Alexander (Lab) 23,907 (55.70%); Fortune (C) 9,574 (22.31%); Waters (UKIP) 3,886 (9.05%); Fletcher (LD) 2,455 (5.72%); Poorun (Green) 2,429 (5.66%); Long (PBP) 390 (0.91%); Martin (CPA) 282 (0.66%)

XML format for digital

Nominations messages with candidate details, rush messages with the winning party, and full result messages are provided in XML format for digital.

For details of messages in XML format, please see the relevant advisories at Message Specifications

As well as a detailed advisory on XML format, advisories include descriptions of specific XML messages and examples of historical and test XML (sets are provided in downloadable zip folders).


Wire formats

Nominations messages with candidate details will be catchlined ELECTION Nominations followed by the name of the election. Example:

  • ELECTION Nominations Lewisham by-election

The nominations message will be category-coded:

  • XTA for plain text (TTY)
  • XDA for data format.

Rush messages with the winning party will be catchlined POLL and a constituency reference followed by the constituency serial number, 1. Example:

  • POLL Lewisham 1

The rush (in plain text) will be category-coded: XTJ

This will be followed by the full result message under the same catchline, POLL Lewisham 1.

The full result will be category-coded:

  • XTB for plain text (TTY)
  • XDB for data format.

Examples in plain text (TTY) and data format:

296 HARTLEPOOL
Lab hold
*Iain Wright (Lab) 16,267 (42.54%, -8.97%)
Alan Wright (C) 10,758 (28.13%, +16.68%)
Reg Clark (LD) 6,533 (17.08%, -13.32%)
Stephen Allison (UKIP) 2,682 (7.01%, +3.47%)
Ronnie Bage (BNP) 2,002 (5.24%)
Lab maj 5,509 (14.41%)
12.82% swing Lab to C
Electorate 68,923; Turnout 38,242 (55.49%, +3.96%)
2005: Lab maj 7,478 (21.10%) – Turnout 35,436 (51.52%)
Wright (Lab) 18,251 (51.50%); Dunn (LD) 10,773 (30.40%); Vigar (C)
4,058 (11.45%); Springer (UKIP) 1,256 (3.54%); Harrison (Soc Lab) 373
(1.05%); Ryder (Green) 288 (0.81%); Hobbs (Ind) 275 (0.78%);
Headbanger (Loony) 162 (0.46%)

{00}296} }HARTLEPOOL} }} }68,923} }38,242} }55.49} }+3.96} }} }} }
{02}Lab} }hold} }} }5,509} }14.41} }12.82} }C} }Lab
{03}*} }*} }} }Iain} }Wright} }Lab} }16,267} }42.54} }-8.97} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Alan} }Wright} }C} }10,758} }28.13} }+16.68} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Reg} }Clark} }LD} }6,533} }17.08} }-13.32} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Stephen} }Allison} }UKIP} }2,682} }7.01} }+3.47} }} }
{03}} }} }} }Ronnie} }Bage} }BNP} }2,002} }5.24} }} }} }
{06}G} }May} }2005} }Lab} }7,478} }21.10} }35,436} }51.52
{07}*} }Wright} }Lab} }18,251} }51.50
{07}} }Dunn} }LD} }10,773} }30.40
{07}} }Vigar} }C} }4,058} }11.45
{07}} }Springer} }UKIP} }1,256} }3.54
{07}} }Harrison} }Soc Lab} }373} }1.05
{07}} }Ryder} }Green} }288} }0.81
{07}} }Hobbs} }Ind} }275} }0.78
{07}} }Headbanger} }Loony} }162} }0.46

If a result has to be corrected, the catchline will be styled POLL Correction followed by the constituency name and serial number. Example: POLL Correction Lewisham 1. Where there is a change to the winning party a rush correction will be sent, catchlined POLL Correction Lewisham 1.

Note that data format is an old specification used in the past for print. Although it is still supported, customers are encouraged to switch to using the XML version for print purposes instead.

Further information about wire formats can be found in the detailed document here.


Queries

Speak to Elections Editor Roger Smith on 020 7963 7992 or email via the Contact us page. During nominations or election events, phone the Elections Desk on 020 7963 7992, Newsdesk on 020 7963 7146 or Customer Services on 01430 455337.

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