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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Nottingham East: General Election results – LABOUR Hold

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Here is the result for Nottingham East.

Labour has regained Nottingham East from Chris Leslie, who left the party to join the Independent Group for Change.

Mr Leslie won a majority for Labour in 2017, but was beaten into fourth place.

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It means Labour’s Nadia Whittome will become one of the youngest MPs in the House of Commons, at 23.

However, the total number of Labour votes decreased, from 28,102 to 25,735.

The Conservatives came in second, with 8,342 votes, a slight decrease from last time round when they won 8,512.

Robert Swift came third for the Liberal Democrats with 1,954 votes – almost double the 1,003 the party got last time round.

Mr Leslie, who had been the MP since 2010, won 1,447 votes.

Just behind him was Damian Smith for the Brexit Party with 1,343 followed by Michelle Vacciana for the Green Party with 1,183 votes – up from 698.

The new MP Nadia Whittome had been in hospital earlier on in the day, and began her acceptance speech apologising for her lost voice.

She said: “I’m deeply saddened that we’re not able to bring our transformative manifesto into Government.

“That being said, I applaud Jeremy Corbyn and the radical vision of the Labour Party. Long may that continue. I’m completely inspired by radical voices all over the world, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the US to our own in the UK, and that is what we must bring forward over the next five years.

“No matter what the result we keep fighting for a better world, for a more equal country, and for the next Labour victory.”

Mr Leslie said: “We were so close to clinching a majority for a people’s vote. That’s all gone now.

“Brexit will now happen, it will proceed and we have got Boris Johnson pretty much unchallenged for five years.”

The Nottingham East constituency has been held by Labour since 1992

Chris Leslie had won every election since 2010 in Nottingham East, increasing his majority each time. In 2017 he won with a majority of nearly 20,000 over his nearest rival – the Conservatives.

In February this year, Leslie quit the Labour party to form The Independent Group for Change.

The constituency covers the north-eastern part of the city of Nottingham and includes Mapperley, Carrington and Sherwood, as well as Hyson Green, St Ann’s and Sneinton.

The results in full

Chris Leslie, the Independent Group for Change – 1,447

Robert Swift, Liberal Democrat – 1,954

Nadia Whittome, Labour – 25,735

Victoria Stapleton, Conservative – 8,342

Damian Smith, Brexit Party – 1,343

Michelle Vacciana, Green – 1,183

Turnout 59.41

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