By Rosie Duffield MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Labour wins Canterbury

Labour has won Canterbury, a seat the Tories have held for 100 years.

The party made huge gains in a seat that has existed in some form since 1387 – and has never been held by Labour.

The last time the Tories lost the seat was to Whig politician John Baker, who took it for the second time in 1802.

Labour’s Rosie Duffield won the seat from Conservative Sir Julian Brazier. The result was so close it required a recount, with Ms Duffield winning by less than 200 votes.

That was a 9.33 per cent swing from the Tories to Labour.

Student Ranti Adeyami said ‘ROSIE YOU DID IT AND IT COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO A BETTER PERSON!!!! YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION ❤’

Pensioner Josie Wills said ‘Rosie you have made history in Canterbury. Thank you and thank you to all your hard working colleagues.’

The real work stats tomorrow. Thank you to all who trusted us with their vote.