Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey says he hasn’t ruled out standing again in Lichfield and Burntwood in future, despite failing to topple the Conservatives for a second time.

Chris Worsey

The Labour candidate won 15,437 votes, to finish behind Michael Fabricant who received 34,018.

But Mr Worsey saw his share of the vote increase to 28.8% from 19.8% two years ago when he collected 10,200.

However, Mr Fabricant saw his share increase from 55.2% to 63.6% this time around.

With the national picture looking uncertain there is still a chance the public could return to the polls again sooner rather than later.

Mr Worsey said: “Would I stand again? I’ll have to have a word with my wife and see if she’s up for me campaigning again if it is an option.

“I’ve loved both experiences of standing in Lichfield. The people I’ve met, be it activists, the general public or during the debates, it’s been a wonderful experience.

“I’ll never say never, but we’ll have to see what happens.”


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