Labour’s Janet Daby wins Lewisham East in by-election

Janet Daby Image copyright Labour Birthday Celebration Image caption Janet Daby is the new MP for Lewisham East

Labour’s Janet Daby has gained the Lewisham East by-election, which was once precipitated by means of the resignation of Labour MP Heidi Alexander.

The ex-deputy mayor of Lewisham received with 50.2% of the vote, and mentioned she felt “humbled and thrilled”.

Ms Alexander announced in Might she was once quitting Parliament to paintings for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Ms Daby was once picked as a candidate from a shortlist of black and ethnic minority women.

She gained ELEVEN,033 votes, the Lib Dem candidate Lucy Salek 5,404 (24.6%) and the Conservative candidate Ross Archer THREE,161 (14.4%).

Image copyright UK Parliament Symbol caption Former Lewisham East Labour MP Heidi Alexander is now Sadiq Khan’s new deputy mayor for delivery

Labour gained the south-east London seat at the 2017 normal election with 32,072 votes – a majority of more than 20,000.

Their new majority is FIVE,629.

The complete results in Lewisham East have been:

Janet Daby – Labour ELEVEN,033 (50.2%) Lucy Salek – Liberal Democrats FIVE,404 (24.6%) Ross Archer – Conservative 3,161 (14.4%) Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah – Green Party 788 (THREE.6%) Mandu Reid – Women’s Equality Birthday Celebration 506 (2.3%) David Kurten – UKIP 380 (1.7%) Anne Marie Waters – For Britain Motion 266 (1.2%) Maureen Martin – Christian Peoples Alliance 168 Howling Laud Desire – Monster Raving Loony Party 93 Massimo DiMambro – Democrats and Veterans Party 67 Sean Finch – Libertarian Party 38 Charles Carey – no description 37 Patrick Gray – Radical Party 20 Thomas Corridor – Young People’s Party 18

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