Peterborough by-election: The historic campaign in photos

It’s been a remarkable month in Peterborough with the city becoming a hotbed of political activity once a by-election was called.

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 8:00 am
Lisa Forbes and Jeremy Corbyn in Peterborough after the Labour by-election victory

Former MP Fiona Onasanya was recalled by her constituents after being jailed for perverting the course of justice which led to a five week campaign, followed by the election of Labour’s Lisa Forbes. Here is the story of the by-election campaign as captured by the Peterborough Telegraph in photos.

The Recall Petition for Fiona Onasanya
The notice of the Recall Petition being pinned outside the Town Hall

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Patrick O'Flynn (SDP) held a press conference shortly after the by-election was called
A Brexit Party rally at the KingsGate Conference Centre
A Brexit Party rally at the KingsGate Conference Centre
A Brexit Party rally at the KingsGate Conference Centre
Nigel Farage at the rally
Nigel Farage at the rally
Jeremy Corbyn at Unite's office to support Labour's Lisa Forbes EMN-190427-190930009
Jeremy Corbyn at Unite's office to support Labour's Lisa Forbes EMN-190427-190930009
Mike Greene is officially unveiled as the Brexit Party candidate
Nigel Farage at the Brexit Party press conference where Mike Greene was announced as the candidate
Mike Greene on the Brexit Party 'battle bus'
John Whitby (front row, second from right) and Katie Hopkins (front row, third from left) at the UKIP campaign launch
Common Good candidate Dick Rodgers campaigning in the city centre
Shadow policing minister Louise Haigh with Lisa Forbes and Shezad Yousaf from charity Unite 4 Humanity discussing crime EMN-190513-142051009
A milkshake was thrown at the SDP stall in Bridge Street
Simon Martin, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and Lisa Forbes with pupils at Gladstone Primary Academy
Some of the candidates taking part in a hustings at Westgate New Church hall
Renew Party candidate Peter Ward campaigning in Bridge Street
Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary visiting Peterborough with Paul Bristow EMN-190525-194428009
A hustings at St John's church in Cathedral Square
Christian Peoples Alliance leader Sid Cordle being escorted out after complaining loudly about his party's candidate not being allowed to take part in the hustings
Gordon Brown speaking to Labour members. Photo: Terry Harris
Gordon Brown meets a supporter alongside Lisa Forbes at the Holiday Inn after giving a speech. Photo: Terry Harris
Beki Sellick with outgoing Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable. Photo: Terry Harris
Joseph Wells and former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett at Fletton Quays. Photo: Terry Harris
Paul Bristow and Boris Johnson at the Bretton Centre
Jeremy Corbyn campaigning with Lisa Forbes the weekend before the by-election. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Nigel Farage at the former Broadway Theatre for a rally the weekend before the by-election
Ann Widdecombe with Mike Greene at a Brexit Party rally at The Cresset. EMN-190506-091437009
SDP Spring Conference at the Great Northern Hotel. William Clouston (leader), Suzanne Evans, Rod Liddle and Patrick O'Flynn EMN-190206-182834009
A polling station at City College Peterborough
The count at KingsGate
The count at KingsGate
Jeremy Corbyn and Lisa Forbes in Peterborough city centre the morning after her election victory
Lisa Forbes being congratulated on her win
Mike Greene
Lisa Forbes being congratulated by Monster Raving Loony Party candidate Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope
Lisa Forbes with Joseph Wells (Green Party) and John Whitby (UKIP)
Labour Party supporters celebrate
Lisa Forbes, Jeremy Corbyn and Louise Haigh in Peterborough city centre the morning after the election victory