Triumphs And Disasters
Steve Richards presents a series about by-elections which have changed political history.
|01||01||Orpington 1962||20020526||20020529||This edition recalls the remarkable Liberal triumph at Orpington in 1962.|
|01||02||Hamilton 1967||20020602||20020605||This edition focuses on Winnie Ewing's triumph for the Scottish National Party at Hamilton in 1967.|
|01||03||Lincoln 1973||20020609||20020612||This edition recalls Lincoln in 1973, when former Labour MP Dick Taverne stood against the official Labour candidate.|
|02||01||Orpington 1962||20030921||20030924||This edition recalls the remarkable Liberal triumph at Orpington in 1962.|
|02||02||Warrington 1981||20030928||20031001||Steve Richards looks back at the first electoral test for the newly-formed SDP in 1981.|
Roy Jenkins took on the challenge at Warrington and came within a whisker of winning.
|02||03||Darlington 1983||20031005||20031008||This edition recalls the Darlington poll in 1983 in which Labour held the seat by the smallest of margins.|
|02||04 LAST||Eastbourne||20031012||20031015||Steve Richards looks back to the campaign fought at Eastbourne.|
After the Conservative MP, Ian Gow, was killed by the IRA, surely voters would return another Tory or could the Liberal Democrats overcome a 17,000 Conservative majority?
|03||01||Ribble Valley 1991||20041205||20041208||1991's Ribble Valley by-election was John Major's first electoral test as PM.|
|03||02||Fulham 1986||20041212||20041215||1986's poll in Fulham saw the Alliance disappointed and the first signs of New Labour.|
|03||03||Stechford 1977||20041219||20041222||the 1977 battle for the Stechford constituency in Birmingham and the effect of the Lib-Lab pact.|