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Labour's Jim Fitzpatrick wins Poplar and Limehouse

PUBLISHED: 12:08 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:59 05 October 2010

LABOUR S Jim Fitzpatrick trounced his old adversary George Galloway who had to be content with third place in Poplar and Limehouse. Mr Fitzpatrick won the Westminster hot seat with 18,679 votes, ahead of Tory Tim Archer who stole 12,649 of the votes. M

LABOUR'S Jim Fitzpatrick trounced his old adversary George Galloway who had to be content with third place in Poplar and Limehouse.

Mr Fitzpatrick won the Westminster hot seat with 18,679 votes, ahead of Tory Tim Archer who stole 12,649 of the votes.

Mr Galloway failed to show up to hear he had won 8,160 votes.

Pundits thought the tough fight between the two could pave the way for Cllr Archer to take the seat for the Conservatives.

But early on it seemed apparent that Mr Fitzpatrick would win the seat - a rejig of his old seat of Poplar and Canning Town, which lost the Newham parts of the constituency and took in affluent Wapping and poor Shadwell instead.

Lib Dem Jonathan Fryer came fourth with 5,209 votes.

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