Joe Young - Politics Editor

The Conservative Party have triumphed in the Copeland By-Election. Their candidate, Trudy Harrison, won with a f 13,748 votes against Labour’s Gillian Troughton, who got 11,601 votes. This leaves Harrison with a majority of 2,147.

This comes after a long-fought campaign on issues such as the NHS, and the area’s strong nuclear energy industry.

Harrison declined to make a victory speech.

This represents the first Government gain in a by-election since the Mitcham and Morden by-election in 1983, where the Labour MP defected to the Social Democratic Party and split the Labour vote, causing a Tory success.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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