Blur’s Dave Rowntree loses in bid to become a Labour MP

Drummer remains upbeat after poll count

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Blur‘s Dave Rowntree has failed in his bid to become an MP.

After running as the Labour Party candidate in the Cities Of London And Westminster constituency in yesterday’s (May 6) UK general election, Rowntree lost out by 11,076 votes to Conservative Mark Field.

“I came second, vote held up well,” Rowntree wrote on Twitter after the votes had been counted.

The Blur man, who gained 8,188 votes, also paid tribute to fellow Labour candidate Karen Buck who was re-elected in the nearby Westminster North constituency.

Karen Buck kept her seat,” he wrote. “Fantastic result!”

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