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Wakefield Labour chiefs walk out of final vote on byelection candidate

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Wakefield’s Labour party executive has walked out of the final selection meeting for the party’s byelection, in protest at the candidate choice, which members termed a stitch-up by Labour HQ. In a rebellion by activis...

Lib Dems ‘already campaigning’ for Tiverton and Honiton byelection

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The Liberal Democrats have already begun campaigning for the Tiverton and Honiton byelection before its date has even been set, Ed Davey has said, calling his party “an anti-Tory campaigning machine” which is key to r...

Ed Balls rules out political comeback for Labour in Wakefield byelection

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Ed Balls has ruled out a return to politics as a Labour candidate in the upcoming Wakefield byelection. The former shadow chancellor, who lost his Morley and Outwood seat at the 2015 general election, wrote on Twitter...

Birmingham Erdington byelection winner is Labour’s Paulette Hamilton

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Labour have won the byelection in Birmingham Erdington with a majority of 3,266. Paulette Hamilton will become the city’s first black MP after securing 9,413 votes, beating the Conservative candidate Robert Alden who ...

‘People who voted Tory are embarrassed’: Labour in buoyant mood before Birmingham Erdington byelection

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Paulette Hamilton can barelyleave her campaign headquarters onErdington high street without being approached for a chat. “I want Boris Johnson out. I don’t like him,” young mum Sabrina Simmonds tells her. Another supp...

After the North Shropshire byelection – cartoon

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A disconsolate Boris Johnson tries to recapture the party spirit…

Boris Johnson accepts responsibility for North Shropshire byelection mauling

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Boris Johnson has said he accepts responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in the North Shropshire byelection but also defiantly blamed the media for focusing on “politics and politicians” following a string of ...

Share your thoughts on the North Shropshire byelection result

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In an extraordinary defeat for the Conservatives, Lib Dem Helen Morgan won 17,957 votes in the North Shropshire byelection, 5,925 more than the Tories’ Neil Shastri-Hurst. Labour’s Ben Wood was third with 3,686, and t...

North Shropshire byelection: ‘One more strike and he’s out’, Tory MP says of Boris Johnson – live

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Latest updates: veteran Tory MP Sir Roger Gale says defeat a ‘referendum’ on PM after Lib Dems take seat held by Conservatives for nearly 200 years

North Shropshire byelection: Liberal Democrats win former safe Tory seat in blow to Johnson

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The Liberal Democrats have won a stunning victory in the North Shropshire byelection, taking what had previously been a safe Conservative seat by a margin of nearly 6,000 votes, and capping a disastrous few weeks for ...

‘They’re all at it’: North Shropshire shrugs off sleaze before byelection

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At No 17 Noble Street, running off the high street in Wem, Shropshire, is the modest house in which the great 19th-century radical essayist William Hazlitt grew up. Nearly everything about Wem is modest, including the...

Byelection booster? PM mistakes candidate’s name during Oswestry visit

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Boris Johnson has made a surprise visit to North Shropshire in an apparent sign of Tory jitters about a Lib Dem challenge in what is usually a staunchly Conservative seat in a byelection on 16 December. The prime mini...

Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection: Tories retain true-blue seat

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The Conservatives have held the safe seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup in the first in a series of closely watched parliamentary byelections. Councillor Louie French was elected as the new MP, replacing the well-liked for...

‘Better the devil you know’: lukewarm support for Tories in Bexley byelection

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Conservative voters have suggested they will stick with the party for the first in a series of crucial byelections for Boris Johnson, although many labelled the prime minister a serial U-turner and rule-breaker while ...

Labour to stand in Shropshire byelection sparked by Owen Paterson resignation

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Labour has confirmed it will put up a candidate in the North Shropshire byelection – the seat about to be vacated by the disgraced former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson. There had been suggestions that op...

Tories select councillor Louie French for Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection

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The Conservatives have selected a candidate to contest the Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection after the death of MP James Brokenshire. Louie French, a councillor for eight years and the former deputy leader of Bexley co...

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