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Date added: 07 May 2010

3:46am Tories win Swindon 

Labour era ends, as both North and South Swindon vote blue
 
Swindon Election 2010
In an overwelming vote in favour of the Conservatives, both Swindon constituencies have new MPs this morning.
 
Justin Tomlinson won for the Tories in North Swindon with a majority of 7,060.
 
Robert Buckland defeated Labour's Anne Snelgrove in South Swindon by 3,544 votes.
 
In North Wiltshire, Conservative MP James Gray held his seat.
 
The Swindon results in full:
 
North Swindon
 
Candidate
Party
Votes
%
Justin Tomlinson Conservative 22,408 44.6/+5.7
Victor Agarwal
Labour
15,348
30.5/-14.6
Jane Lock
Liberal Democrat
8,668
17.2/+4.4
Stephen Halden
UKIP
1,842
3.7/+1.4
Reg Bates
BNP
1,542
3.1/+3.1
Bill Hughes Green Party 487 1.0/+1.0
Turnout: 50,295 64.2% +3.4%
 
 
South Swindon
  
Candidate
Party
Votes
%
Robert Buckland
Conservative
19,687
41.8/+4.9
Anne Snelgrove
Labour
16,143
34.3/-6.2
Damon Hooton
Liberal Democrat
8,305
17.6/+0.6
Robert Tingey
UKIP
2,029
4.3/+2.1
Jennifer Miles
Green Party
619
1.3/-1.6
Alastair Kirk Christian Party 176 0.4/+0.4
Karsten Evans
Independent
160
0.3/+0.3
Turnout: 47,119 64.9% +5.9%
 
 
Swindon Election 2010 Count
 
Justin Tomlinson
 
Anne Snelgrove
Shocked:
outgoing Swindon South MP Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove
 
Pictures by Calyx
 
Swindon Local Elections
Conservatives maintain control
 
There were no shocks in the Swindon Council Elections that took place on the same day.
 
The Conservatives maintain control of the Borough Council with 41 seats, 13 Labour, 4 Liberal Democrats and one Independent.
 
See the link below for the full local results (pdf).
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