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After a hard fought by-election in Corby, the new MP took his seat in the House of Commons today. Andy Sawford was greeted at Westminster by his party leader Ed Miliband.
Mr Sawford won the marginal seat for Labour following the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch in August.
The Labour party has won the Corby by-election beating the Conservatives who took the seat from them at the 2010 General Election.
The new Labour MP is Andy Sawford who won with a majority of 7,791. He is the son of the former Kettering MP Phil Sawford.
He overturned a Conservative majority of 1,951.
Labour have won the Corby by-election taking back the seat they lost to the Conservatives at the General Election in 2010.
Labour's Andy Sawford beat Conservative candidate Christine Emmett and the dozen other candidates.
Conservative Louise Mensch resigned as the MP for Corby in August so she could move her family to New York where her husband works.
Ed Miliband has been campaigning in Corby ahead of the by-election next week.
DAVID LAURENCE BISHOP - Elvis Loves Pets Party
CHRISTINE EMMETT - Conservative
IAN FRANCIS GILLMAN - Independent
JILL HOPE - Liberal Democrats
JONATHAN HORNETT - Green Party
DR ROHEN KAPUR - Young People's Party
ADAM LOTUN - Independent
MR MOZZARELLA - Independent
MARGOT PARKER - UK Independence Party
PETER REYNOLDS - CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform
GORDON RIDDELL - British National Party
ANDY SAWFORD - Labour Co-op
CHRISTOPHER SCOTTON - United People's Party
DAVID WICKHAM - English Democrat
The date of the Corby by-election, triggered by the resignation of the Conservative MP Louise Mensch, has been confirmed for November the 15th.
The announcement today (23rd October) came just hours after a new opinion poll from the former Conservative Deputy Chairman Lord Ashcroft revealed Labour had a commanding 22 point lead over the Tories, with their coalition partner the Liberal Democrats lagging on just 5%.
Latest ITV News reports
The by-election follows the resignation of former Tory MP Louise Mensch who stood down in August citing family reasons.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has been campaigning in Corby ahead of the crucial by-election there.