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North Shropshire: New Lib MP Helen Morgan makes first Commons speech

The newly-elected North Shropshire MP, Helen Morgan, has made her first speech in the Commons just over a month after winning the seat. The Liberal Democrat replaced Conservative Owen Paterson who had been the MP since 1997 by overturning his 23,000 majority. She thanked her predecessor for his service and...
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New MP Helen Morgan demands talks with Sajid Javid over ‘ambulance crisis’

The Liberal Democrat victor in the North Shropshire by-election is demanding a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss the “ambulance crisis” in the county.Helen Morgan is being sworn in as an MP on Wednesday after she stunned the Tories in last month’s vote, overturning a majority of almost 23,000 to take the previously safe Conservative seat with a winning margin of nearly 6,000 votes.In her first day at Westminster Ms Morgan promised to “hit the ground running”, writing to Mr Javid asking him to meet the West Midlands Ambulance Trust which first requested talks four months ago.“I...
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Helen Morgan: How Lib Dem’s newest MP used local pull to secure astonishing North Shropshire victory

Three things about Helen Morgan perhaps had national cut-through during the North Shropshire by-election.Unfortunately for the seat’s Liberal Democrat candidate, all of those were historic social media posts. Three times in the last couple of years, the 46-year-old has compared the Conservatives to Nazis: Priti Patel to Goebbels, Boris Johnson to Hitler and Tory party policy to that which led to Auschwitz.“It’s not been helpful,” one Lib Dem activist told The Independent shortly after the missives surfaced. “We’re trying to flip 23,000 Conservative voters and you don’t do that by effectively telling them they’re Nazi supporters.”Morgan apologised, moved on and...