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Luciana Berger, who left UK Labour over anti-Semitism, fails to win seat

Labour defector Luciana Berger fails to win UK Parliament seat

Luciana Berger fails to win a UK Parliament seat in the heavily Jewish Finchley and Golden Green district, continuing a trend in which virtually all lawmakers who defected from the Labour Party failed to win a seat in the British elections, according to UK media.

Berger, who left the Labour Party over anti-Semitism, loses to the sitting Conservative MP Mike Freer.

Freer wins with 24,162 votes with Berger taking 17,600, a rise of 25.3% for the Liberal Democrats.

In his victory speech, Freer pays tribute to his opponent and “the very difficult decision” she took to leave the Labour party and her safe seat.

Article source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-december-13-2019/

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