Paulette Hamilton held the seat for Labour in the contest triggered by the death of Jack Dromey.
04 March 2022
Labour’s Paulette Hamilton has become the country’s newest MP after winning the Birmingham Erdington by-election.
The contest was triggered by the death of Jack Dromey, who held the seat for Labour in 2019 with a majority of 3,601
Ms Hamilton won with a majority of 3,266 but the by-election failed to inspire voters, with a turnout of just 27%.
She picked up 9,413 votes, ahead of Tory candidate Robert Alden with 6,147.