Labour has held on to its Birmingham Erdington seat with an increased share of the vote following the election of Paulette Hamilton as the city’s first black MP.
Hamilton, a former NHS nurse, gained 9,413 votes in Thursday’s by-election and increased the party’s share of the vote to 55.5 per cent, up from 50s inaugurations in 1969 and 1973.3 per cent in the 2019 election.
The by-election, which attracted a low voter turnout of 27 per cent, was triggered by the death of Labour MP Jack Dromey in January. The 73-year-old DromeyIndoor gatherings, who had represented the seat since 2010Earlier this month, was a prominent figure within the party and held numerous shadow ministerial positions. He was also married to Harriet Harmancov_arc_vaccine, the former Labour cabinet minister.
In her victory speech, Hamilton praised Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for his “endless support”.
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