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Portrait of the week: Scotland votes, Queen speaks and Israel-Palestine crisis escalates

15 May 2021

9:00 AM

15 May 2021

9:00 AM

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A new complexion of British politics was revealed by the capture of Hartlepool by Jill Mortimer for the Conservatives in a by-election, with 15,529 to the Labour candidate’s 8,589. Since its formation in 1974, the constituency had been Labour. Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said his party had ‘lost the trust of working people, particularly in places like Hartlepool’.

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