Video: D-Day 6 June as Parliament authorises Peterborough by-election

Date set to replace recalled Onasanya
John Bercow putting the Peterborough writ to the Commons

6 June – D-Day – has been set as the date for the Peterborough by-election triggered by the ‘recall’ petition removing Fiona Onasanya, following her recent criminal conviction.

Labour Chief Whip Nick Brown asked Speaker John Bercow to authorise a new ‘writ’ to set the by-election campaign in process:

The short campaign is likely to be intense, with most parties expected to stand candidates. Labour, who won the seat from the Tories in 2017 by a narrow margin, will face an uphill struggle given the reasons for Ms Onasanya’s departure and the party will no doubt quickly be looking to rally support from members across the country.

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  1. Very difficult to predict this result especially as it comes on your account couple of weeks after the European Parliament elections and could be affected by fallout from that. Let’s hope that any drop in support resulting from Ms O’so behaviour is outweighed by a collapse in the Tory votes.

    1. Galloway announced his candidacy for Peterborough by-election last night at the Imperialism on trial event in support of Assange.
      I note Lansman has already issued an ad hominem about Galloway, no doubt as a signal to all metro liberal ‘lefties’ in and around LP.

    2. This is a marginal. Galloway standing might just hoover off enough labour votes to allow the Tories back in. I’m afraid that since Big Brother he’s now seen by the general public as a figure of fun. Hope he doesn’t stand.

  2. I would question the wisdom, but certainly not the right, of George Galloway standing.

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