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British politician (born 1987)

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Scott Benton (politician): British politician (born 1987)
Scott Lloyd Benton is a former British politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackpool South from the 2019 general election until his resignation in March 2024. A member of the Conservative Party, he was previously also a councillor on Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and a primary school teacher.

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Labour wins Blackpool South by-election [Video]

Labour wins Blackpool South by-election

Labour has won the Blackpool South parliamentary by-election, with Chris Webb securing 10,825 votes, a majority of 7,607. The contest was triggered by the resignation of former Tory MP Scott Benton..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:10Published

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