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Without doubt a Corbyn factor!!

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So it's a Conservative win. Seats that Labour have held for years have been taken by the opposition. Jo Swinson has lost her seat and Jeremy Corbyn will be standing down

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50766114 

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Well the Tories have taken Blyth Valley which has been a Labour stronghold since 1950!!


And Nottinghamshire strongholds have fallen too...

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Dennis Skinner - known as the Beast of Bolsover - the UK's longest-serving MP, has lost his seat after the Conservatives won the constituency of Bolsover for the first time in its history.

Dennis Skinner, 87, who had represented the area for Labour since 1970 and had been elected to parliament at 13 consecutive elections, received 16,492 votes but was beaten by Mark Fletcher, Conservatives, with 21,791 votes. The Brexit Party received 4,151 votes, and the Liberal Democrats got 1,759 votes.

Had Dennis Skinner won the seat he would have become Father of the House in the Commons. 

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The Midlands is no longer a Labour stronghold.

 

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I know it’s been a while since the mining industry was decimated by the Conservatives, but it still amazes me that they’ve managed to turn the tide & keep it in.
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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

Dennis Skinner - known as the Beast of Bolsover - the UK's longest-serving MP, has lost his seat after the Conservatives won the constituency of Bolsover for the first time in its history.

Dennis Skinner, 87, who had represented the area for Labour since 1970 and had been elected to parliament at 13 consecutive elections, received 16,492 votes but was beaten by Mark Fletcher, Conservatives, with 21,791 votes. The Brexit Party received 4,151 votes, and the Liberal Democrats got 1,759 votes.

Had Dennis Skinner won the seat he would have become Father of the House in the Commons. 


This has upset me greatly.

Parliament needs more of this type of mp, not less.

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One of Dennis Skinner`s famous comments in the House of Commons:

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

One of Dennis Skinner`s famous comments in the House of Commons:

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