Labour candidate prepared for tough election fight

Andy Sawford, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby, has given his reaction to Louise Mensch's resignation.

"Louise Mensch was obviously struggling to balance being MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire with her family and business commitments. I respect her for the honest way she talked about this and her decision to step down.

Labour is now looking forward to the campaign ahead, fighting for action on jobs and the economy, supporting our local services, which are facing massive cuts, and working with local community organisations."

He went on:

"This will be a tough election for Labour but we are determined to hold this Tory-led Government to account by showing the disastrous impact of their polices on the people of Corby."

– Andy Sawford

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Corby By-Election

In Corby, voters will be going to the polls to elect their new MP today. The by-election is taking place after the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch.