Baldwin re-elected to serve Pershore for a further five years - The Evesham Observer

Baldwin re-elected to serve Pershore for a further five years

Evesham Editorial 9th Jun, 2017 Updated: 9th Jun, 2017   0

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin has comfortably retained her West Worcestershire seat with a majority of 21,328.

The Conservative MP secured 34,703 votes to successfully defend the seat ahead of Labour’s Samantha Charles with 13,375.

Mrs Baldwin’s majority is slightly down from the 22,578 she won in 2015 but the Conservative added more than 4,000 votes to her personal tally from the residents of West Worcestershire.

The Liberal Democrats slightly increased their vote and finished third as Edward McMillan-Scott notched 5,307 votes.

Natalie McVey from the Green Party finished with 1,605 while UKIP slumped from second to fifth and lost more than 6,000 votes as Mike Savage won 1,481 votes for the party.

Speaking following her victory, Mrs Baldwin said: “I am obviously delighted with the result and I would like to thank everyone who voted to re-elect me on such a high turnout.

“I repeat my pledge to keep working hard for local people to improve our local infrastructure, support our wonderful NHS and deliver the right conditions to allow our local economy to grow.

“I want to thank the Malvern Hills District Council team who managed the election and worked hard through the night to complete the count so efficiently.

“It is a privilege to be elected again and I look forward to returning to Westminster to continue my work as a strong voice for all the people of West Worcestershire.”


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