Date set to replace recalled Onasanya
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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