Bassetlaw MP warned Party of potential for defeat

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Labour MP John Mann said he warned his Party about the potential for defeat before the election.

Mr Mann, who defended his Bassetlaw seat, wrote on Twitter: “Can’t say that Labour leadership weren’t warned repeatedly-those who even bothered to meet that is. Never hurts to listen.

“In 1983 immediately after election I wrote ‘the left that listens is the left that wins’. It remains true today.”

Mr Mann, an MP since 2001, retained his seat with 23, 965 votes, followed in second place by the Conservative’s Sarah Downes, who secured 15, 122 votes.

uKIP’s David Scott came in third with 7,865 votes, Leon Duveen for the Liberal Democrats got 1,331 votes and Kris Wragg for the Green Party got 1,006.

Labour’s Toby Perkins retained his seat in Chesterfield with 21,829 votes, with Mark Vivis for the Conservatives his closest rival with 8,321 votes.

Patrick McLoughlin, for the Conservatives, retained his Derbyshire Dales seat after securing 24,805 votes, with Labour’s Andy Botham, coming in second with 10,761.

There was also no change in North East Derbyshire, with Natascha Engel, for Labour, keeping her seat after securing 19,488 votes.

It was a close contest with Lee Rowley, for the Conservatives securing 17,605 votes - 36.7 per cent of the vote.

Labour stalwart Dennis Skinner held onto his seat in Bolsover with 22,542 votes .

He secured 51.2 per cent of the vote, followed by Peter Bedford who got 10,764 votes.