In an emotional evening, Chris Williamson has defeated the sitting Conservative to regain Derby North for Labour.
With the results announced at 3:45am, Labour regained control of Derby North just two years after the Conservatives took the seat by just 41 votes. The constituency was the most marginal seat in England and the second most marginal seat in the UK after the Tory candidate took the seat from Chris in 2015.
Well known to the electorate, Chris Williamson worked as a mechanical engineering apprentice and a bricklayer before studying to become a social worker and a welfare rights officer in Derby. He became a councillor in 1991 and was leader of the Labour group on Derby City Council on two separate occasions and was elected as Derby North's MP between 2010 and 2015.
Ju;y 2017 - Chris has been subsequently been appointed as Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services within Labour's Home Office team.