Birmingham Erdington byelection winner is Labour’s Paulette Hamilton
The Guardian says Labour have won the byelection in Birmingham Erdington with a majority of 3,266.
Paulette Hamilton will become the city’s first black MP after securing 9,413 votes, beating the Conservative candidate Robert Alden who won 6,147 votes.
In her victory speech, Hamilton said: “I’m truly humbled and honoured to be elected as a member of parliament. I will not take your vote for granted, I have met many of you and I have heard what you have to say and I commit to you now, I will work for you … I will be your voice in Westminster.”
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