On Marcy 29, Great Britain held a special election to fill a vacant seat in the House of Commons in Bradford, a city in Yorkshire. In a surprise, the Respect Party won the seat with over 50% of the vote. The ballot had 8 parties listed. The special election was needed because the Labour incumbent had resigned for reasons of health.
The Respect Party had only once before won a seat in Parliament, in 2005, but it had not won any seats in the general election of 2010. The party was founded in 2004 and the name is an acronym for these terms: Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community, and Trade Unionism. The main impetus for its founding was opposition to British involvement in the 2003 Iraq war. See this story.