Words: Steve Brown
Former Labour MP – who backed protesters in the ongoing LGBTQ teaching row – fails to win his seat.
Roger Godsiff was the Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green until he lost support from the party after backing the anti-LGBTQ teaching protests outside schools in Birmingham.
Ahead of the general election, Godsiff was told by the national executive committee (NEC) that he wouldn’t be endorsed as a candidate and lost support from his party.
But the MP announced he would be running in the election in his former constituency as an Independent candidate.
Now, the anti-LGBTQ MP failed to win constituents and won just 4,273 votes and was beaten by both Labour’s Tahar Ali (35,889 votes) and Tory Penny-Anne O’Donnell (7,381).