Kingswood & Wellingborough By-Elections – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

Whilst we don’t know the date of the next General Election, it’s fair to say the campaign is already well underway!

There are three by-elections this month, all of which have already made national headlines (yes, more on the Rochdale mess later – watch this space) and our Political Betting Analyst William Kedjanyi is in Bristol to cover Kingswood’s by-election, whilst keeping one eye on developments further afield in Wellingborough.

Just scroll below for the latest from Bristol, Northampton and Rochdale ahead of polling day tomorrow!

🗳️ 1.25pm 


It’s by-election time & our Political Betting Analyst @KeejayOV3 is headed to Kingswood to get the lowdown!

Make sure to visit our live blog this afternoon!

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We have lift-off! Where else to start but of course, the Star Sports Shop in Kingswood itself whilst checking the latest prices and political news. Much of the talk has been about national issues – namely Labour’s strife with the suspension of Azhar Ali and Graham Jones, and a rare poll (Savanta UK) which sees them losing ground – although that itself still has them with a fourteen-point lead, so do treat it with caution.

🚨NEW Westminster Voting Intention

📈12pt Labour lead – lowest since June ’23

🌹Lab 41 (-5)
🌳Con 29 (+2)
🔶LD 11 (+1)
➡️Reform 8 (-1)
🌍Green 3 (=)
🎗️SNP 3 (+1)
⬜️Other 4 (=)

2,224 UK adults, 9-11 February

(chg 26-28 January)

— Savanta UK (@Savanta_UK) February 14, 2024

I’m in Kingswood today – here’s a lowdown on the candidates, all vying to replace Chris Skidmore, who was the MP here and a leading Tory voice on green issues before he resigned over Rishi Sunak’s bill allowing new oil and gas licences to be issued.

Sam Bromiley is the defending candidate for the Conservatives, who finds himself in the strange position of aiming to do the job for a “few months”, having told the Telegraph that he would “absolutely not” stand at the next election. Labour have selected Damien Egan in a seat which has swung between the Tories and Labour over the last century, and one which they are now just 1/50 to take with Star Sports. The Green party came fourth in Kingswood in 2019 but since then they’ve made big progress in the city, becoming the largest group on Bristol city council, and Lorraine Francis will hope to make an impact for them. Andrew Brown is standing for the Liberal Democrats in a rare by-election where less is expected of them than usual. And there’s sure to be much attention on Reform UK’s Rupert Lowe, who’s standing for Richard Tice’s party.

Stay tuned for more…




Author: Eugene Morris