Adrian Chiles surprises new Crewe and Nantwich MP with lightning-fast Wiki page

-Credit: (Image: Belinda Ryan, LDRS)
-Credit: (Image: Belinda Ryan, LDRS)

New Crewe and Nantwich MP Connor Naismith was surprised by the speed with which his Wikipedia page was set up following his election this morning. Mr Naismith, a former Cheshire East councillor, overturned a Tory majority of over 8,000, receiving 9,727 more votes than second-placed Ben Fletcher of the Conservatives.

Speaking to Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning, Mr Naismith said he was “humbled and privileged” as he thanked voters for putting their trust in him. He was also surprised as he was told an up-to-the minute Wikipedia page had already been published on the new MP.

The single-line page simply reads: "Connor Naismith is a British politician who has been Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich since 2024. Mr Naismith said: “I’m glad somebody has done that, I wasn’t aware, but that’s interesting to hear.”

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Asked if he knew how to be an MP, Mr Naismith said the Labour party “has provided a lot of support to candidates to get an understanding of how it is going to feel if we were elected, but I’m sure there will be lots to learn and I’m looking forward to getting to work.”

Mr Naismith added: “As far as I’m concerned, the work begins immediately. I’ve already started receiving emails with ideas of issues and casework potentially. I’m looking forward to getting started, getting stuck-in and delivering for my constituents.”

Asked if he had ambitions of ministerial positions, Mr Naismith said: “I’ve been elected to serve the constituency of Crewe and Nantwich, and all of my focus is there at this moment in time. I just want to be a good constituency MP and deliver for the people who have elected me.”

Mr Naismith disagreed with Mr Chiles assertions that there had been no ‘huge ground swell of support for Labour, saying: “The other constituency being counted at my count was Congleton, where we won, and that is a historic result for the Labour Party … it demonstrates that people wanted change.”

Mr Naismith admitted to some sense of trepidation, saying: “It’s a big responsibility and I don’t take it lightly … I’m excited about getting to work."

As reported by CheshireLive Mr Naismith polled 20,837 votes pushing Conservative candidate Ben Fletcher into second place with 11,110. Reform were hot on the heels of the Tories polling 9,602.

Full results: Te Ata Browne (Green) 2,151; Ben Fletcher (Con) 11,110; Phil Lane (Workers Party) 373; Connor Naismith (Lab) 20,837; Brian Silvester (Putting Crewe/Nantwich First) 588; Matthew Theobald (Lib Dem) 2,286; Lord Psychobilly Tractor (Monster Raving Loony Party) 250; Matt Wood (Reform UK) 9,602.

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