Just 402 votes separated Labour and the Conservatives in Bury South as the latter gained the Greater Manchester seat from Jeremy Corbyn’s party during what was a truly abysmal night for Labour.
With a once in a generation snap election just around the corner, it’s time for UK residents to visit their polling stations and vote for their local MP.
The Bury South MP was suspended from the party over sexual harassment allegations back in November and will represent his constituency independently of the Labour whip until an investigation has been completed.
Bury is red after a successful night for the Labour Party saw them hold Bury South and gain Bury North.
‘Not worth the paper it’s written on’: Bury MP says Livingstone decision throws fresh doubt on Labour anti-Semitism report
Ivan Lewis, MP for Bury South, said the decision to hand the former London mayor a further 12 month suspension was further evidence that a report by Shami Chakrabarti into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was ‘not worth the paper it was written on’.
MP urges City and United to pay all match day staff the Living Wage in time for this month’s Manchester derby
Manchester City and Manchester United are being challenged to pay all of their match day staff the Living Wage before the Manchester derby this month.
After winning his fifth term as Labour MP for Bury South Ivan Lewis has said he plans to continue in his role as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland post-election.