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Old Bexley and Sidcup was created in 1983 and has been Conservative-held ever since.

Former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath was the MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup right up until his retirement in 2001.

At 81, this made him the longest-serving MP in the Commons at the time, or 'Father of the House'.

In 2010, the seat was won by James Brokenshire, who held the seat until his death on October 7, 2021.

In the 2019 general election, Mr Brokenshire won 64.5 percent of the voter, a huge victory against Labour's 23.5 percent.

After his death, Boris Johnson described Mr Brokenshire as "the nicest, kindest and most unassuming of politicians but also extraordinarily effective".