In The South

OPINION: Why being transgender was irrelevant in my General Election 2017 campaign

Sophie Cook June 25, 2017

As I stood on stage, a room full of expectant people looking up at me I was totally focused on the next words that I would hear. “Sophie Rose Cook, Labour Party, 20,882.” In the space of five short weeks we’d achieved the seemingly impossible, taking a previously safe Tory seat and making it a marginal, increasing the Labour vote by 114% with one of the biggest swings in the country at 19.8%.

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