Andy Burnham revels in moment Jacob Rees-Mogg loses seat: ‘He’s been battered’

Andy Burnham appeared to enjoy the moment Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg lost his seat in the general election, suggesting the former Tory cabinet minister had been “battered”.

The 55-year-old Arch-Brexiteer was defeated by Labour’s Dan Norris in the new North East Somerset and Hanham constituency.

Mr Norris won 20,739 votes compared to 15,420 for Sir Jacob.

As the result was broadcast on Sky News on Friday morning (5 July), Mr Burnham celebrated.

“That’s ‘Mogg-xit’ - he’s gone,” the Mayor of Greater Manchester said.

“He’s been battered and he deserves to be. He has no clue what he has inflicted on people.”