Corby residents respond to MP's resignation

Reporter Russell Hookey took to the streets of Corby to gauge reaction from the town's residents to the news MP Louise Mensch was to step down as MP.

The Conservative politician said she was "devastated by the necessary decision" to step down.

Ms Mensch beat Labour minister Phil Hope by 1,951 votes in the May 2010 General Election. The resignation will mean a by-election in a marginal seat which could take place in November.

Louise Mensch is quitting the Commons to move to the United States with her family.

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Corby by-election

The Corby by-election is set to take place on November 15th. Corby will elect a new MP on the same day as Police and Crime Commissioners are elected.