Elections Information

Well done, Beth: you did a fantastic job as our Parliamentary Candidate!

UK Parliamentary General Election, 8th June, 2017

We may not have won back the seat on 8th June, but we gave the Tories a real fright on election night.

Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Corby, Beth Miller, fought a tremendous campaign - with vigorous support from members and others who backed Labour's cause. With every day, the campaign grew stronger as more people met Beth in the street and on their doorstep and warmed to her refreshing openness and honesty, as well as to her total commitment to becoming an effective representative for people here.

 

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Upon her selection, Beth said:

"I grew up in Corby, I went to local schools and have always been involved in the community. My great grandparents moved to this area from Scotland, when the steelworks were first opened, and many of my family were working there when much of the site was closed by the Thatcher Government.

I have seen how the town has regenerated since the '80s, with huge improvements to the town centre, a new pool and a cinema. I know that this didn't happen by accident but was the result of the vision and determination of Labour councillors and MPs, as well as the unique spirit of the people here. I will campaign hard for the interests of all my constituents, listening to their views on the doorstep and being their voice in Westminster."

Whilst Beth increased Labour's vote from 2015 by almost 5,000, the Tories unfortunately managed to find more in order to hold on to the seat. The result was:

 

General Election 2017: Corby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Tom Pursglove 29,534 49.2 +6.5
  Labour Beth Miller 26,484 44.7 +6.3
  Liberal Democrat Chris Stanbra 1,545 2.6 -
  UKIP Sam Watts 1,495 2.5 −11.2
  Green Steven Scrutton 579 1.0 −1.4
Majority 2,690 4.5 +0.2
Turnout 59,997 72.8 +2.4
  Conservative hold Swing +0.1

 

You can find out more about Beth and her campaign at bethmiller.org.uk.

 

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Beth (centre) campaigning in the local elections with volunteers and former MP, Andy Sawford

 

Northamptonshire County Council Election Results

4th May, 2017

We are pleased to have retained three important seats for divisions in this constituency in the County Council elections:

 

  • John McGhee        Corby Kingswood Division
  • Julie Brookfield     Corby West Division
  • Bob Scott             Corby Lloyds Division

Our commiserations go to Mary Butcher who lost in the Corby Oakley Division seat by a handful of votes. She will be much missed by her Labour colleagues in the Council Chamber.

The full results for Labour candidates in the constituency were as follows:

Divisions in Corby Borough

Corby Rural

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Conservative

Sandra Naden-Horley

1611

52.12

 

 

Labour

Bob Riley

1171

37.88

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Terri Meechan

309

10.0

 

Turnout

3091

38.32

 

 

Conservative hold

 

 

Corby West

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Labour

Julie Brookfield

1854

56.96

 

 

Conservative

Harriet Pentland

1102

33.86

 

 

Green

Steven Scrutton

210

6.45

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Sidney Beecroft

89

2.73

 

Turnout

3255

33.3

 

 

Labour hold

 

  

Kingswood

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Labour

John McGhee

1755

67.47

 

 

Conservative

Ollie Lewis

609

23.41

 

 

Green

Michael Mahon

177

6.81

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Garth Ratcliffe

60

2.31

 

Turnout

2601

25.1

 

 

Labour hold

 

  

Lloyds

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Labour

Bob Scott

2157

67.79

 

 

Conservative

Miranda Harrison

914

28.72

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Judith Brown

111

3.49

 

Turnout

3182

30.19

 

 

Labour hold

 

  

Oakley

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Liberal Democrat

Chris Stanbra

948

32.51

 

 

Labour

Mary Butcher

911

31.24

 

 

Conservative

James Collier

899

30.83

 

 

UKIP

Keith Hudson

158

5.42

 

Turnout

2916

29.41

 

 

Liberal Democrat gain from Labour

 

 

 

Divisions in East Northamptonshire

 

 

Irthlingborough

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Conservative

Sylvia Hughes

1748

50.24

 

 

Labour

Caroline Cross

796

22.88

 

 

Independent

Marika Hillson

760

21.85

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Robin Denton

175

5.03

 

Turnout

3479

35.15

 

 

Oundle

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Conservative

Heather Smith

2608

65.46

 

 

Labour

Leonie McCarthy

956

24.00

 

 

Liberal Democrat

George Smid

420

10.54

 

Turnout

3984

41.08

 

 

Raunds

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Conservative

Dudley Hughes

1747

60.12

 

 

Labour

Neil Harvey

562

19.34

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Will Cheung

353

12.15

 

Turnout

2906

34.48

 

  

Thrapston

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Conservative

Wendy Brackenbury

2651

66.79

 

 

Labour

Caroline Smith

653

16.45

 

 

Liberal Democrat

Tristan Denton

343

8.64

 

 

UKIP

Joseph Garner

207

5.22

 

 

Independent

John Smoker

115

2.90

 

Turnout

3969

37.97

 

 

 

 

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 The launch of the Labour Manifesto with John McGhee, the Labour's County Group's former leader

 

Corby Borough Council By-election: Kingswood & Hazel Leys

Victory for Isabel McNab, the Labour Party Candidate

After tremendous campaigning by CLP members, Labour won this by-election convincingly. Isabel McNab is now the Corby Borough Council Labour Group's most recent new member.

The result was:

     Isabel McNab, Labour          610 votes

     Stan Heggs, Conservative    252 votes

     Michael Mahon, Green           82 votes

 

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