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Labour Regain Wakefield From The Tories As Keir Starmer Passes By-Election Test

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Winning Labour candidate Simon Lightwood stands behind Keir Starmer during the Wakefield by-election campaign.

Labour has regained Wakefield as Boris Johnson suffered yet another by-election nightmare.

In a major boost for Keir Starmer, his party overturned the Tories’ 3,358 majority to win by 4,925 votes.

It means Labour has begun to rebuild the so-called “Red Wall” of English seats which fell to the Conservatives at the 2019 election.

Labour’s Simon Lightwood won 13,166 votes, with the Tories’ Nadeem Ahmed in second place on 8,241.

The by-election was called after the sitting Tory........

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