Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


RED WALL TURMOIL: Manchester by-election sees Labour WIN – as voters swing from Tories 

LABOUR won a comfortable by-election win last night in the North West with Andrew Western becoming the UK’s newest MP after a comfortable victory in the Stretford and Urmston by-election.

Bitterly cold conditions on polling day and the expectation of an easy Labour hold contributed to turnout of just 25.8%.

Mr Western, who secured a majority of 9,906, said the result sent a “strong message” to Rishi Sunak’s Government.

Labour’s Andrew Western wins Stretford and Urmston by-election


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The people of Stretford and Urmston do not just speak for this constituency but for millions more people up and down the land who know that this government has been letting us down for the past 12 years,” he said.

“The Tories have given up on governing and it is increasingly clear that the British people are giving up on them.”

The contest was called in response to former Labour frontbencher Kate Green stepping down to become Greater Manchester deputy mayor.

Mr Western secured 69.65% of the votes, up 9.34% on the snap general election three years ago, and with a 10.5% swing from Conservatives to Labour.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said it is “clear… that people are ready for a Labour government, and let the message go out tonight that Labour are ready to govern”.

Mr Western said the by-election “must hold the record for the coldest polling day” and thanked voters who went out to back him.

It’s clear from the result, and from the conversations I have had with voters throughout the campaign, that the public want a general election,” he said.

“The Conservative Party are failing to lead the country. They have unleashed a wrecking ball through the foundations of our economy and undermined the public’s trust in democracy.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.



BIG Mutha Davina McCall is set to front a new reality show on ITV, telly sources have confirmed to Politicalite.  The OG Big Brother...

Donald Trump

ELON Musk has predicted that if former President Donald Trump is arrested by Democratic lawmakers in New York on Tuesday, then the 45th will...

Big Brother

AJ Odudu appeared to tease viewers about an upcoming dose of “Nosestalgia” on Friday nights Comic Relief, following a documentary about the first series...


OPRAH Winfrey has urged her friends the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to “do what they feel is best for them” when it comes...