18th Jan, 2020

General election - Conservative Nigel Huddleston increases majority in Mid Worcestershire

CONSERVATIVE Nigel Huddleston was returned as Droitwich’s MP, increasing his majority by almost 5,000.

Mr Huddleston polled 37,4526, which was 28,018 more than Labour candidate Helen Russell.

She finished on 9,408 with Margaret Rowley (Liberal Democrat) on 6,474.

The Green Party’s Sue Howarth received 2,177 with Monster Raving Loony Party candidate Barmy Brockman fourth on 638.

In a post-result tweet Mr Huddleston thanked the 37,426 people who voted for him and said: “I am delighted and honoured to be returned as the MP for Mid Worcestershire.

“I look forward to getting down to work and serving all my constituents no matter who they voted for.”

It was a good night all round for the Tories who officially reached the finish line at 5.05am with 51 seats still to declare, meaning the party has the working majority it was aiming for.

In the run-up to the election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had repeated his slogan ‘Get Brexit done’, saying his party was the only one with a realistic chance taking Britain out of the EU, following the referendum result in 2016.

The Liberal Democrats vowed to revoke Article 50 if they were elected and Labour pledged to renegotiate a softer Brexit deal with the EU and then put it to the people in a ‘confirmatory referendum’ with an option to remain.

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