City polls are closed Chester By-election as Rishi Sunak faces his first electoral test as prime minister.
The Labor Party is expected to retain its seat. In the last election he won a majority of 6,164 and polls showed him a double-digit lead. conservatives With the expected share of the vote this time. Results will be available around 3:00 am.
This is the first Westminster by-election since Boris Johnson and Liz Truss resigned as prime ministers and the financial impact from Kwasi Kwarten’s small budget.
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of a Labor MP Chris Matheson in October after allegations of sexual misconduct. Congressional Bullying and Harassment Oversight and Standards Committee found that Matheson violated the House Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Chester’s Labor Party candidate is Samantha Dixon, a local MP and former leader of the Cheshire West and Chester Council. Last month, senior party leaders, including deputy leader Angela Raynor, former party leader Ed Miliband and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon, traveled to the constituency to campaign.
Rayner and Keir Starmer tweeted good luck to Dixon on Thursday morning.Labor Party leader murmured: “Sam will be a great representative of her community. The people of Chester are proud, as are their MPs.”
The Conservative candidate is Elizabeth Wardraw, a nurse who is also a Cheshire East MP.
The constituency, which was the lowest in the country in 2015 when Labor won with just 93 votes, has become a solid safe seat for the party in recent years. Labor won 9,176 votes in 2017 and 6,164 in 2019. In 2010, the Conservative Party won the seat from Labor with her 2,583 votes.
The Conservatives lost two by-elections in June, one to Labor in Wakefield and one to the Liberal Democrats in Tiverton and Honiton.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/dec/01/chester-byelection-rishi-sunak-first-electoral-test-as-pm Chester By-election: Voting closes on Rishi Sunak’s first Electoral College test as Prime Minister.By-election