• Labour did so badly in the Richmond by-election that it lost its deposit

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    LONDON - Labour's candidate fared so badly in Thursday's Richmond Park by-election that the party lost its deposit.
    Under UK election law, any candidate running in a constituency election must pay a £500 deposit , which they receive back if they gather over 5% of the vote share. The law is intended to deter tiny, random parties and candidates from wasting government resources with vanity ballot appearances.
    Yesterday, the Labour party's Christian Wolmar received just 1,515 votes, 3.7% of the vote share. That is a dramatic drop since last year's general election, when Labour's candidate...
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