The QT

Friday 19 July 2024

How Joe Morris pulled off the region’s election result of the night

Andy Cooper tells the inside story on how a candidate standing in his first General Election overcame the odds to become the first Labour MP for Hexham in 100 years
  • Tory Guy Opperman had held the seat since 2010 and saw 10,000 majority overturned
  • Big names joined the campaign trail as victory suddenly seemed possible
  • It’s Labour’s first ever win in the Northumberland town, capturing 46 per cent of votes


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