Bernie Sanders's brother loses in British elections
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The brother of White House hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHarris presses young people to vote early in Iowa trip Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE (I-Vt.) lost a longshot bid for British Parliament on Thursday.

Larry Sanders, who ran as a member of the Green Party, won just 4.4 percent of the vote in his district of Oxford West & Abingdon. The Green Party won just one seat in the British Parliament in the 2015 elections.


Sanders lost to Nicola Blackwood, a member of the Conservative Party, a trend indicative of the Conservative Party's upset victory. While many polls predicted a tight race, Conservatives emerged with a likely majority in Parliament, a surprise for most election experts.

Larry Sanders moved to England in 1969 after growing up in New York City.  He’s served in local government and previously worked as a social worker and lawyer.

Sen. Sanders gave a nod to his brother during his announcement speech last week, giving Larry credit for introducing him to many of his ideas.

In an interview with CNN, Larry expressed dismay at the role of money in politics, an issue that’s become one of his brother’s top appeals during his career and nascent presidential bid.

"Can you believe that you can have a politics that has vast amounts of money — rich countries — and more and more of it goes to a tiny amount of people?" he asked. 

“Something has gone strange.”

He pushed back against accusations that the Sanders’s views are not in line with most people both in the United Kingdom and America.

“I don't think we are out of the mainstream. I think that what we have noticed is that the mainstream has been ignored for a long time,” he said.