Labour has taken control of Nottingham East after Chris Leslie lost the seat this morning,
Nadia Whittome will now be MP for Nottingham East.
The new MP had been in hospital earlier on in the day, and began her acceptance speech apologising for her lost voice.
Nadia told Local Democracy Reporter Kit Sanderman she was ‘deeply saddened’ not able to bring Labour’s transformative manifesto into Government.
She said: “I applaud Jeremy Corbyn and the radical vision of the Labour Party. Long may that continue. I’m completely inspired by radical voices all over the world, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the US to our own in the UK, and that is what we must bring forward over the next five years.
Nadia Whittome, Labour – 25,735 votes – elected
Victoria Stapleton, Conservative – 8,343 votes
Robert Swift, Liberal Democrat – 1,954 votes
Chris Leslie, The Independent Group for Change – 1,447 votes
Damian Smith, Brexit Party – 1,343 votes
Michelle Vacciana, Green Party – 1, 183 votes
The turnout was 63.7%