Through that social network Twitter, the former nurse has been busy thanking people for their support.
George McManus @GeorgeMcManus4 Tweeted this afternoon: "Save our NHS has another champion."
Among those adding congratulations this afternoon... Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin - @NicDakinMP - and former Brigg and Goole MP Ian Cawsey @iancawsey
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