MID CHESHIRE’S new MP has been celebrating at a local cafe.

Labour’s Andrew Cooper came out victorious as the nation headed to the polls on Thursday (July 4).

Instead of rushing down to his new place of work in Westminster, Mr Cooper has been enjoying lunch at The Electric Church in Winsford.

He said: “After a long six weeks of intense campaigning and a particularly long 36 hours, it was lovely to pop into The Electric Church, Winsford, for a bit of lunch with Mrs C.

“It's not every café you can go for a cheese toastie and come away with a Blondie LP. Why not give it a try?”

Mr Cooper, a former councillor, received 18,457 votes, more than double his closest political rival – the Conservative candidate Charles Fifield with 9,530.

Reform UK candidate Emma Guy came in third with 7,967 ahead of Liberal Democrat Jack Price-Harbach with 2,465.

The Green Party’s Mark Green earned 1,967 votes while the two independent candidates, Helen Clawson and Stella Mellor, came in at sixth and seventh, with 850 and 273 votes respectively.

Mr Cooper added: “It's a tremendous honour to have been elected as your MP for Mid Cheshire, the first-ever Labour MP for all of Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Whether you supported me or not, I intend to serve the whole community to the best of my ability.

“There is much to do to deliver on the change people have voted for and begin to rebuild Britain. I'm looking forward to getting to work.”