A by-election was called in the constituency of Littleborough and Saddleworth in Greater Manchester, England, on 27 July 1995 following the death of Conservative Party MP Geoffrey Dickens on 17 May of that year. The contest was a win for the Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Davies. The result was notable as the defending party dropped from first to third place, something which has not (as of October 2014) happened since in a UK by-election.

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  • A by-election was called in the constituency of Littleborough and Saddleworth in Greater Manchester, England, on 27 July 1995 following the death of Conservative Party MP Geoffrey Dickens on 17 May of that year. The contest was a win for the Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Davies. The result was notable as the defending party dropped from first to third place, something which has not (as of October 2014) happened since in a UK by-election. The second-placed Labour candidate, Phil Woolas, defeated Davies at the 1997 General Election in the successor seat of Oldham East and Saddleworth. He held the seat until 2010. Davies went on to represent the North West England region in the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. (en)
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  • A by-election was called in the constituency of Littleborough and Saddleworth in Greater Manchester, England, on 27 July 1995 following the death of Conservative Party MP Geoffrey Dickens on 17 May of that year. The contest was a win for the Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Davies. The result was notable as the defending party dropped from first to third place, something which has not (as of October 2014) happened since in a UK by-election. (en)
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  • Littleborough and Saddleworth by-election, 1995 (en)
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