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Chris Davies was first elected in 2015
A by-election will be held in Brecon and Radnorshire after 10,005 people signed a petition to remove the constituency's Conservative MP, Chris Davies.Mr Davies had been convicted of a false expenses claim in March.A total of 5,303 names were needed to trigger a fresh poll.Recall petitions are launched for a number of reasons including when MPs are convicted of providing false information about their expenses.Mr Davies' conviction related to when he was setting up his constituency office following the 2015 general election.
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The result was posted on a notice-board in the constituency on Friday
Mr Davies has been MP for Brecon and Radnorshire since the 2015 general election, where he beat incumbent Liberal Democrat Roger Williams with the constituency's largest majority since 1983.In 2017 Chris Davies's majority was 8,038.The constituency is within the county of Powys, where the Brexit party came top in May's European Parliament elections.Liberal Democrat prospective candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire, and the party's Welsh leader, Jane Dodds said: "Thousands of residents across Brecon and Radnorshire have taken the chance to demand better than a Westminster politics that fails to take their concerns seriously."A spokesman for Welsh Labour said: "The recall result is another huge blow to Chris Davies' credibility to serve as Member of Parliament. This is a mess all of his making."He said the Tories "must not drag their feet" and call "an immediate by-election".
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