New Sheffield MP sworn in

New Sheffield MP Gill Furniss has been sworn in to Parliament after being elected last week.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 9:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 9:41 am
Gill Furniss

Labour MP Gill Furniss held on to Labour's Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough seat in a by-election triggered by the death of her husband Harry Harpham, who died of cancer nine months after being elected in the 2015 general election.

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Ms Furniss was walked to the despatch box by colleagues Paul Blomfield and Clive Betts, where she was sworn in by a House of Commons clerk.

She was followed by Christopher Elmore who was elected to Labour's safe south Wales seat of Ogmore, after former minister Huw Irranca-Davies stepped down to fight for a seat in the Welsh Assembly.

Both received cheers from the Labour benches, including from leader Jeremy Corbyn, deputy leader Tom Watson and shadow commons leader Chris Bryant.