Chris Grayling on Question Time
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Chris Grayling: Corby by-election is 'uphill battle'

16 November 2012 Last updated at 09:34 GMT

Conservative Justice Minister Chris Grayling has said holding on to their seat in the Corby by-election would be an "an uphill battle" and a "struggle" following the controversial mid-term departure of sitting MP Louise Mensch.

He told BBC One's Question Time "many people in Corby feel disappointed and let down" by her decision to quit but parents would understand that she found it hard to meet her family commitments while working as an MP.