By Robyn Rosen, May 7, 2010
The House of Commons has gained a new Jewish MP as Conservative Michael Ellis swiped Northampton North from Labour with a seven per cent swing.
Mr Ellis, a 43-year-old barrister, received a 34.1 per cent share of votes (13,735) gaining a 1,936 majority over incumbent Labour MP Sally Keeble, whose votes decreased by 9.4 per cent.
Liberal Democrat Andrew Simpson came in third with 11,250 votes and a 27.9 per cent share, followed by BNP, UKIP, Green and Christian Party candidates.
Northampton has around 300 Jewish residents and Northampton Hebrew Congregation has around 100 members.