Labour have won the by-election in Tamworth, caused by the resignation of Conservative MP Christopher Pincher, in the second highest swing in the post-war period. Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said that the result represented an “incredible night in politics” and that “it is clear the voters here have turned their back on a failed Tory government. They’ve had enough of the decline for the past 13 years”. The seat was won by Sarah Edwards, who is currently working in the NHS, with a majority of 1,316. Pincher had represented the constituency since 2010 but had resigned to a sexual abuse scandal.