Elected: Rosena Allin-Khan MP [Image: PA].

Elected: Rosena Allin-Khan MP [Image: PA].

No surprises in the result; it is sad that this event has been overshadowed by the death of Jo Cox, who would have been a colleague of Ms Allin Khan, had she lived.

Labour has held the south London constituency of Tooting in a by-election following the departure of new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Junior doctor Rosena Allin-Khan received 17,894 votes, winning with a majority of 6,357.

She paid tribute to “proud and passionate” Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her West Yorkshire constituency on Thursday.

Earlier, a two-minute silence was held during the count in tribute to Mrs Cox.

Conservative candidate Dan Watkins, who had come second to Mr Khan at the 2015 general election, received 11,537 votes.

Source: Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan wins Tooting by-election – BBC News

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