Ukip wins second MP but Labour loses shadow attorney general

first_img Share Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 20 November 2014 8:57 pm Show Comments ▼ Ukip wins second MP but Labour loses shadow attorney general Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Ukip was on course for a second seat in the House of Commons last night as former Conservative MP turned Ukip member Mark Reckless looked certain to win back his seat after sparking a byelection when he defected. The Tories had hoped to hold on to the Rochester and Strood seat but were privately conceding defeat last night, despite a strong campaign which saw Prime Minister David Cameron visit the Kent constituency a number of times along with senior cabinet colleagues and other MPs. Questions of further defections to Ukip loom­ed over Cameron’s party last night following the win. Meanwhile, the Labour party had problems of its own as shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry resigned her post after a storm of protest over a photo she tweeted from the constituency. The photo showed a white van and house decked with three England flags, with a fellow Labour MP suggesting it was “derogatory and dismissive of the people”. whatsapp whatsapplast_img

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