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Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner pleased after Labour hold Peterborough seat in by-election


By Gemma Gardner


Daniel Zeichner MP is pleased there is “another socialist from Cambridgeshire fighting for our public services” after Labour held on to its Peterborough seat in yesterday’s (Thursday, June 6) by-election.

MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner. .Picture - Richard Marsham. (11915253)
MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner. .Picture - Richard Marsham. (11915253)

Union activist Lisa Forbes retained the constituency for Labour, taking 31% of the vote and beating the Brexit Party's Mike Greene (29%) by 683 votes.

The Conservatives came third with 21%, while the Liberal Democrats were fourth with 12%, followed by the Green Party on 3%.

Cambridge MP, Mr Zeichner said after the result: “I am delighted that my colleague Lisa Forbes was successful in Peterborough and fought off a strong challenge from the Brexit Party.

“She ran a positive campaign on local issues in contrast to the politics of division promoted by her opponents. I am pleased there will now be another socialist from Cambridgeshire fighting for our public services.”

The Peterborough by-election was called after Fiona Onasanya became the first MP to be ousted under recall rules.

She won for Labour in 2017 but was convicted of lying over a speeding offence and thrown out of the party.



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