Nigel Huddleston MP vows to serve constituents following re-election - The Evesham Observer

Nigel Huddleston MP vows to serve constituents following re-election

Evesham Editorial 10th Jul, 2024   0

DROITWICH and Evesham’s long-standing politician was one of a few Conservative parliamentary candidates to hold their seat in the recent Labour landslide election.

Nigel Huddleston retained his seat in the newly named constituency with a near 9,000 vote majority. Mr Huddleston recorded 19,975 votes with Labour’s candidate, Chipiliro Kalebe-Nyamongo, coming second in the polls with a vote count of 10,980.

Reform UK’s candidate, Sam Bastow, recorded 9,456 votes cementing his place on the election podium.

Missing out on the top three with a decent number of votes was Oliver Walker of the Liberal Democrats with 5,131 votes and the Green Party’s Neil Franks who garnered 3,828 votes. Andrew Flaxman of the Social Democrat Party recorded only 239 votes.

Nationally, the elections looked strikingly different to the political alignments in Droitwich and Evesham, with Labour gaining 211 seats to earn a 412 seat majority in parliament. The

Conservatives lost 251 seats, ending up with just 121 elected MPs following the July 4 vote.

The local constituency of Droitwich and Evesham, formerly known as Mid Worcestershire, is historically Conservative, having never had another party representing its people since its inception as a parliamentary region in 1983.

Nigel Huddleston has held the seat on behalf of the Conservatives since 2015.

Reflecting on the election result both locally and nationally, Nigel Huddleston recognised it was a bad day for the Conservatives and thanked his voters for their support.

He also recognised how being in opposition rather than government changes the landscape of his powers as an MP.

He told the Standard: “I am indebted to the people of this constituency for the trust they put in me and I need to make sure I respond with appropriate dedication to show I deserve that trust.

“Of course the national message is not so positive for the Conservative Party. We need to reflect on how to rebuild the publics confidence.

“The reality is there’s many reasons to be frustrated with my party.. We’ve got to make sure we show we’ve listened and have learned.”

Concluding on his victory, Nigel Huddleston vowed to serve the people of Droitwich and Evesham to the best of his ability.


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