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Kim Johnson (born August 1960) is Liverpool's first black MP.
She has been an active community campaigner and member of the Labour Party for some time - but hadn't expected she would be heading into December preparing to be a new Member of Parliament for the area where she grew up.
Kim Johnson was selected in a quickfire process after the winter General Election was called and following news that long-serving Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman had quit the Labour Party and would be leaving politics altogether.
Kim Johnson received 41,170 votes (78%) which was ten times the vote of Tory challenger Sean Malkeson who received 4,127 (7.8%).