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City of Chester Parliamentary by-election

An election was held on 1 December 2022 to elect a Member of Parliament for the City of Chester constituency.


Elected: Dixon, Samantha Kate (Labour)




BARTON, Jeanette Rochelle Bassford
(Commonly known as: Jeanie Barton)

Reform UK


BOWERS, Paul Richard

Green Party


DIXON, Samantha Kate

Labour Party

 17,309 (E)

GRIFFITHS, Cain Steven

UK Independence Party (UKIP)


HERD, Robert Charles
(Commonly known as: Rob Herd)

Liberal Democrats


HEWISON, Richard John Howard

Rejoin EU


HOPE, Alan
(Commonly known as: Howling Laud Hope)

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party


QUARTERMAINE, Christopher Mark
(Commonly known as: Chris Quartermaine)

Freedom Alliance. The Real Alternative


WARDLAW, Elizabeth
(Commonly known as: Liz Wardlaw)

The Conservative Party Candidate


There was a minor mistake in speech at the declaration where the number of votes for Paul Richard Bowers, Green Party, was misstated.


  • 41.2 per cent (28,541 votes)

Rejected ballots

  • 66


Notice of Returned Expenses

I, the undersigned, being the Acting Returning Officer for the above constituencies hereby give notice that I have received the returns and declarations as to election expenses of the under mentioned candidates and election agents at City of Chester Parliamentary By-Election held on 1 December 2022.

Candidate: Jeanie Barton

  • Election Agent: John Kelly

Candidate: Paul Richard Bowers

  • Election Agent: Sue Beesley

Candidate: Samantha Kate Dixon

  • Election Agent: Liam Didsbury

Candidate: Cain Steven Griffiths

  • Election Agent: Own

Candidate: Rob Herd

  • Election Agent: Paul Trollope

Candidate: Richard John Howard Hewison

  • Election Agent: John Falch

Candidate: Howling Lord Hope

  • Election Agent: Nick Delves

Candidate: Chris Quartermaine

  • Election Agent: Jonathan Tilt

Candidate: Liz Wardlaw

  • Election Agent: Matthew Littler

These returns and declarations (including the accompanying documents) can be inspected at the Democratic Services Office, Ellesmere Port Library, 1st Floor, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG between the hours of 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday by prior appointment (01244 977084) during the two years after receipt.

The fee payable for a copy of any such return, declaration or document shall be at the rate of 20p for each side of each page.

Andrew Lewis
Acting Returning Officer

Dated: 17 January 2023