2017 Copeland by-election
The 2017 Copeland by-election was a by-election to the UK Parliament constituency of Copeland. The by-election happened on 23 February 2017. This was the same day as the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. The election happened after the Labour MP, Jamie Reed, decided he didn't want to be MP anymore. Conservative candidate Trudy Harrison became the new MP. This was the first time since 1982 that the party of the government won a seat in a by-election.
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- "Election results for Copeland". UK Parliament. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
- "Labour faces biggest by-election test after Jamie Reed's resignation". New Statesman. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
- "Tories in historic by-election Copeland win as Labour holds Stoke". BBC News. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2021.