Labour has held Birmingham Erdington within the by-election triggered by the sudden demise of frontbencher Jack Dromey.
Former nurse and mother-of-five Paulette Hamilton, 59, received with a majority of three,266 however the by-election did not encourage voters, with a turnout of simply 27%.
She picked up 9,413 votes, forward of Conservative candidate Robert Alden with 6,147.
Her victory makes her the primary black MP elected from a Birmingham constituency.
Ms Hamilton, whose father died simply as her marketing campaign received below approach, thanked her Labour colleagues for his or her assist “by way of 4 storms” and her bereavement.
She mentioned: “I might additionally wish to say a particular thanks to Kier Starmer for his infinite assist – even when my dad died, they had been there, they wrapped me in cotton wool, and so they supported me, and my dad is not even buried but however they had been there after I was crying.”
Commerce union stalwart Mr Dromey held the seat for Labour in 2019 with a majority of three,601.
He was married to the previous Labour cupboard minister and interim get together chief Harriet Harman.
Throughout tributes to Mr Dromey by MPs of all events within the Commons on 2 February, Ms Harman spoke of “the entire shock of his sudden demise from coronary heart failure” on 7 January.
Mr Dromey, who died in his Birmingham flat aged 73, was a lifelong commerce unionist who rose to deputy basic secretary of the Transport and Normal Employees Union, now a part of the large Unite union, in 2003.
He was treasurer of the Labour Get together through the “money for honours” allegations when Tony Blair was prime minister, after which grew to become MP for Erdington on the 2010 basic election.
He held numerous shadow ministerial posts, and as shadow immigration minister he spoke in a Commons debate on the issues dealing with Afghan immigrants to the UK on the day earlier than his demise.
A constituency within the northeast of Birmingham, Erdington has been held by Labour because it was created in 1974, though with simply slim three-figure majorities in Margaret Thatcher’s election victories in 1979 and 1983.
One among 10 parliamentary constituencies in Birmingham, Erdington can also be the seat within the metropolis that voted Go away by the most important margin, 63% to 37%, within the 2016 European Union referendum.