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NEWS STORY : Labour Win Mid Bedfordshire By-Election with a Swing of Over 20%


Labour’s Alistair Strathern has won the Mid Bedfordshire by-election which was caused by the resignation of Nadine Dorries who had represented the constituency for the Conservatives since 2005. Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, said on the result in the constituency and also in the by-election held in Tamworth:

“These are phenomenal results that show Labour is back in the service of working people and redrawing the political map. Winning in these Tory strongholds shows that people overwhelmingly want change and they’re ready to put their faith in our changed Labour party to deliver it. Voters across Mid Bedfordshire, Tamworth and Britain want a Labour government determined to deliver for working people, with a proper plan to rebuild our country. To those who have given us their trust, and those considering doing so, Labour will spend every day acting in your interests and focused on your priorities. Labour will give Britain its future back.”

Alistair Strathern, the new MP, was educated at Oxford University and became a teacher before starting employment at the Bank of England. Following his victory, Strathern said:

“I’m just so, so overwhelmed and grateful for the faith that people have placed in me today. People right across our towns and villages were turning their backs on the government and an MP that had not shown sufficient respect over the last few years and we were incredibly heartened by the strong positive reaction we were getting right up until today.”


By-Election Result