26th Oct, 2016

Tories retain Evesham and Pershore seats

Evesham Editorial 8th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

CONSERVATIVE Nigel Huddleston has retained the Mid Worcestershire seat for the party following a conclusive victory.

He polled 29,763, a staggering 20,532 votes ahead of UKIP’s Richard Keel who recorded an impressive second place for the party with 9,231.

Mr Huddleston replaced former MP Sir Peter Luff who stood down from the

Labour’s Robin Lunn finished third with 7,548 while the Liberal Democrats finished fourth as Margaret Rowley collected 3,750 votes.

The Green Party’s Neil Franks finished fifth with 1,993 with a turnout across Mid Worcestershire of 71 per cent.

Meanwhile Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin retained her Conservative seat for West Worcestershire in emphatic style as she scooped 30,342 votes for an overwhelming majority of more than 22,000.

UKIP performed well again with second place as Richard Chamings recorded 7,764 votes while Daniel Walton for Labour received 7,244