Labour holds Peterborough with increased majority
Labour held Peterborough by an increased majority of 683 in yesterday’s Parliamentary by election.
However, rather than beating the Conservative party into second place, this time it was the new Brexit party that made the greatest challenge.
Lisa Forbes (pictured with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn) was victorious, beating Brexit’s Mike Greene, with the Conservative candidate, Paul Bristow a poor third.
Labour secured 10,484 votes, well down on the 22,950 at the last general election, although turnout was down from 67 per cent to 48 per cent.
Becky Sellick of the Lib-Dems increased her vote from 1,597 to over 4,000 and the Green party also saw an increase.
Full results were:
|BRISTOW Paul||The Conservative Party Candidate||7,243|
|FORBES Lisa||Labour Party||10,484 E|
|GOLDSPINK Stephen Kenneth Savill||English Democrats -“Putting England First!”||153|
|GREENE Mike||The Brexit Party||9,801|
|HOPE Howling Laud||The Official Monster Raving Loony Party||112|
|KIRK Pierre Edmond||UK European Union Party (UKEUP)||25|
|MOORE Andrew John||101|
|O` FLYNN Patrick James||SDP Fighting for Brexit||135|
|RODGERS Dick||Common Good: Remain In The EU||60|
|ROGERS Tom||Christian Peoples Alliance||162|
|SELLICK Beki||Liberal Democrats||4,159|
|SMITH Bobby Elmo||5|
|WARD Peter Mark||Renew||45|
|WELLS Joseph||Green Party||1,035|
|WHITBY John||UK Independence Party||400|