Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan wins Tooting by-election

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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3 thoughts on “Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan wins Tooting by-election

  1. Nick

    i wish her well this is the kind of mp that the whole country needs to get behind when they go out to vote

    someone who knows about the caring of others

  2. NMac

    It was interesting to note that Rosena increased the Labour majority by 8%, and the Tory vote was down by 5%. A positive note on a day of sadness and gloom.

  3. dan ash

    The Sky reporter at the count was of the opinion that the Labour increase was due to the Sadiq Khan bounce. No I have no idea what he meant either. Now just suppose the Labour majority had been halved. Any ideas who would have been blamed?

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