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.

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Tory candidate for Corby

Christine Emmett Credit: Conservative Party

The Conservatives have chosen businesswoman Christine Emmett to contest the forthcoming Corby by-election.

The town's MP Louise Mensch is standing down and moving to America where her husband lives. She won the seat from Labour in 2010 with a majority of just under 2000.

Mrs Emmett lives at Morcott in Rutland where her husband runs a holiday homes business.

The former buyer for Marks and Spencer has also been a non-executive director of the Peterborough NHS Trust.

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