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Labour’s safe record wins in the Selby and Anstey by-elections are putting pressure on Rishi-Sanke. Politics News

The Conservatives suffered a record loss in the by-election after Selby and Anstey voted against the government.

Voting in the North Yorkshire seat began last month after Boris Johnson’s ally Nigel Adams. Resigned from the House of Commons. When he failed to join the House of Lords.

Labor has overturned a Conservative majority of 20,137 – the largest majority overturned in a by-election.

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Results for Selby and Anstey are complete.

  • Kier Mathur – Labor Party – 16,456
  • Claire Holmes – Conservative Party – 12,295
  • Matt Walker – Liberal Democrats – 1,188
  • Arnold Warneken – Green Party – 1,838
  • Andrew Gray – Independent – 99
  • Mike Jordan – Yorkshire Party – 1,503
  • Dave Kent – Reform UK – 1,332
  • Nick Palmer – Independent – 342
  • Guy Phoenix – Heritage Party – 162
  • Sir Archibald Stanton – Official Monster Raving Looney – 172
  • John Waterston – Social Democratic Party – 314
  • Luke Welk – Climate Party – 39
  • Tyler Wilson Kerr – Independent – 67

Labour’s Keir Mather – aged just 25 – won 16,456 votes, compared to 12,295 for the Tories’ Claire Holmes. This equates to a majority of 4,161.

The Conservatives tried to manage their expectations during the three by-elections, although they aimed to retain Selby and Anstey.

The loss means the constituency will not be represented by the Tories or indeed Nigel Adams for the first time since it was created in 2010.

Instead, Mr Mather will now represent the electorate of Selby and Anstey at Westminster under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer.

Labor needed a swing of at least 17.9% to win the seat – they need a nationwide swing of 12% to form a majority at the next election.

This is a big change from Sir Tony Blair, who came to power after New Labor came to power in 1997.

At night, the swing ended at 23.7. A similar shift in the general election would give Labor more seats than it won in 1997.

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The Lib Dems won Somerton and Frome.
The Conservatives hold Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Speaking after his election, Mr Mather said the Conservative government had “failed us” – and “it’s time for a fresh start”.

“In a year’s time I believe we will be on the basis of a Labor government,” he said. “Today we made history.”

Labor leader Sir Kerr said: “This is a landmark result that shows people are looking at Labor and see a changed party that is fully focused on the priorities of working people with an ambitious, practical plan to deliver.

“Ker Matar will be a fantastic MP who will give Selby and Anstey a fresh start.

“It’s clear how powerful the demand for change is. Voters trusted us – many for the first time. After 13 years of Tory chaos, only Labor can give the country back its hope, its hope and its future.”

In response, Veterans Affairs Minister Johnny Mercer told Sky News he believed the Conservatives should have stayed home rather than vote for Sir Keir Starmer.

He added that he feels that this seat can be won again in the next general elections.

Turnout in Selby and Anstey was 30 points lower than in 2019, with just 33,549 people voting compared to 56,000 at the last general election.

The Conservatives were down by 21,700 votes.

One of the main factors in the Conservatives’ loss of Selby and Ainstie is its high turnout. mortgage– Holders

It is among the top 40 seats in England and Wales for people with home loans that have been hit by rising interest rates – a point Labor will have campaigned heavily on.

Keir Starmer and Keir Mather

The loss of Selby and Anstey bodes badly for the Tories ahead of next year’s expected general election. It has a large population of over 60s, a majority of Leave voters, 94% white British and quite affluent.

In other words, it should have been a very safe seat.

Source by [Sky News]



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