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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.

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Christine Emmett chosen to contest forthcoming Corby by-election

Christine Emmett Credit: Conservative Party

Christine Emmett has been selected by the Conservative Party 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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