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The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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New Members of Parliament elected in by-elections

20 October 2023

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Two new Members of Parliament were elected to the House of Commons at by-elections held on Thursday 19 October 2023. 

Mid Bedfordshire by-election 

Alistair Luke Strathern of the Labour Party was elected as the new Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 19 October. 

The by-election was called following the resignation of Rt Hon Nadine Dorries on 29 August 2023.  

Tamworth by-election  

Sarah Siena Edwards of the Labour Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Tamworth in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 19 October. 

The by-election was called following the resignation of Christopher Pincher, 7 September 2023. 

By-election results   

Mid-Bedfordshire by-election results 19 October 2023 

 

 Candidate 

Party 

Votes Polled 

Alistair Luke Strathern 

Labour Party 

13,872   

Festus Akinbusoye 

Conservative Party 

12,680 

Emma Louise Holland-Lindsay 

Liberal Democrats 

9,420 

Gareth Mackey 

Independent  

1,865 

Dave Holland 

Reform UK 

1,487 

Cade Sibley 

Green Party 

732 

Ann Kelly 

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party 

249 

Antonio Daniel Vitiello 

English Democrats - "Putting England First!" 

107 

Sid Cordle 

Christian Peoples Alliance 

101 

Alan Victor 

 True & Fair Party 

93 

Alberto George Thomas 

Heritage Party 

63 

Prince Ankit Love Emperor of India 

 

27 

Chris Rooney 

Mainstream 

23 

Tamworth by-election results 19 October 2023 

 

 Candidate 

Party 

Votes Polled 

Sarah Siena Edwards 

Labour Party  

11,719 

Andy Cooper 

Conservative Party  

10,403 

Ian Stuart Cooper 

Reform UK 

1373 

Ashlea Simon 

Britain First- Stop the Boats 

580 

Robert Bilcliff 

UK Independence Party (UKIP) 

436 

Sunny Virk 

Liberal Democrats  

417 

Sue Howarth 

Green Party 

417 

Howling Lord Hope  

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party 

155 

Peter George Longman 

 

86 

 

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