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Date added: 09 June 2017

Swindon Stays Conservative 

Both Tory MPs re-elected in North and South but with reduced majorities - FULL RESULTS
 
For the third time in seven years, Swindon has elected Conservative MPs to represent the town in the Houses of Parliament.
 
But in a dramatic election night, both results gave an indication of the swing to Labour that almost certainly means a Hung parliament.
 
Justin Tomlinson remained the MP for Swindon North with an 8,335 majority, down from 11,786 in 2015.
 
And Robert Buckland narrowly won Swindon South with a reduced majority of 2,464, compared to his winning margin in 2015 of 5,785.
 
Turnout was up in both constituencies.
 
Justin Tomlinson MP
 
Robert Buckland MP
 
The Swindon North result was announced just after midnight and was the sixth fastest count to be announced after the polls closed at 10pm. Tomlinson was also the first Conservative victory to be announced in the General Election.
 
Overall, the Conservatives lost 12 seats while Labour gained 29 across the country leaving the Conservatives 8 seats short of an overall majority.
 
Robert Buckland MP is expected to continue in his role as Solicitor General when a new government line-up is announced.
 
General Election 2017 Results
 
The Swindon results in full:
 
North Swindon
 
Candidate
Party
Votes
%
Justin Tomlinson Conservative 29,431 53.6
Mark Dempsey
Labour
21,096
38.4
Liz Webster
Liberal Democrat
1,962
3.6
Steve Halden
UKIP
1,564
2.8
Andy Bentley Green Party 858 1.6
Turnout: 68.5%

South Swindon
 
Candidate
Party
Votes
%
Robert Buckland
Conservative
24,809
48.4
Sarah Church
Labour
22,345
43.6
Stan Pajak
Liberal Democrat
2,079
4.1
Martin Costello
UKIP
1,291
2.5
Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn
Green Party
747
1.5
Turnout: 70.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictures by Calyx
 
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