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Labour beats Brexit Party in Peterborough by-election

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage during a rally in Peterborough

Two years on, Labour's opponents appear to have little answer to it.

Nigel continued: "I would argue the rise of the Liberal Democrats is a catastrophe for Corbyn and the Remain side of his party, and equally the rise of the Brexit Party is also very damaging to him. I want a real chance for every child". We did not have the vote numbers they had.

Onasanya was elected as a Labour MP in 2017 with a wafer-thin majority of 607 but was suspended from the party after she was sentenced. In third place were the Tories with 7,243 votes.

'This only serves to underline why so many Jewish people have lost all confidence in the Labour Party's ability to take concerns seriously'. It said it had expected party members to distance themselves from Forbes once the social media activity became public.

A YouGov poll on Westminster voting intention, which was published on Friday, put the Brexit Party top (26%) with Labour second (20%).

A remarkable result for our 8 week old party. This time last week, when Labour looked set for defeat, I quoted Corbyn's party trading at 4/1.

Voters are extremely unhappy with the way the mainstream parties have dealt with Brexit, turned off by the lack of action.

Overall turnout was 48.4%, down from 67.5% in the 2017 general election, but up from 35% for the European Union elections.

In a tweet, the party said it was a "remarkable result" for an organisation that launched six months ago. That is not happening any more. She said this was a careless error'. But Curtice doubts if even a Conservative party led by a hardcore Brexiter can blunt the Brexit Party's surge.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his speech at the party's conference in Liverpool, Britain.

Corbyn and Labour continued to back Forbes, who won the byelection in Peterborough - a leave-supporting constituency - on Thursday. But Ukip lost those MPs quickly, at the general elections of 2015 and '17. "That would be a disaster", says Steven Fielding, a professor of political history at the University of Nottingham.

However, a joint statement by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Community Security Trust said this week that her excuse that she had not seen the anti-Semitic content "stretches the limits of credulity, especially given the high profile problems in Labour and the previous anti-Semitism scandals in Peterborough Labour circles". When she complained to party officials, she claimed they refused to get involved.

For the Tories, that may mean a coalition with the Brexit Party.

"In this key seat, the Conservatives have been pushed to the margins", he said.

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