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Bernie Sanders’ big brother fails to take over from Cameron

Bernie Sanders' big brother loses UK by-election

Bernie Sanders' oldest brother was placed fourth in a by-election on Thursday, failing to secure a seat at the U.K. parliament.

Larry Sanders, who was standing as a Green party candidate to represent the U.K constituency of Witney, only obtained 3.54 percent of the votes.

The place, which was left vacant by former Prime Minister David Cameron, who quit politics after losing the Brexit referendum, was taken by the Conservative candidate, Robert Courts.

However, the Tories lost a significant share of the vote. Their previous majority of 60 percent went down to 45 percent.

The Liberal Democrats were the surprise of the by-election, coming ahead of the Labour candidate with 30.16 percent share of the vote compared to 14.98 percent.

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