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Labour's Richard Burden returned in Northfield with 4,667 majority

Tristan Harris 9th Jun, 2017 Updated: 16th Jun, 2017

NORTHFIELD MP Richard Burden held onto his seat, polling 23,596.

The Labour member received 11.6 per cent of the vote and finished 4,667 ahead of Conservative Meg Powell-Chandler.

Liberal Democrat Roger Harmer finished third with 959 and Green candidate Eleanor Masters received 864.

The turnout was 61.3 per cent.

Mr Burden thanked the people of Northfield for putting their trust in him and re-electing him with an increased majority.

“The result in Northfield and in so many other constituencies shows people will not be taken for granted.

“They want local MPs fighting their corner on the national stage, not a Parliament full of cheerleaders for the Prime Minister.

“The election also brought out clear diving lines between a Labour manifesto founded on hope and committed to investing in health, education and the police, and a Conservative manifesto which lacked vision, offered continued neglect of our public services and was patently unfair in proposals like the dementia tax.

“Theresa May has been left without authority in her own party, presiding over an unstable minority Government, propped up by the DUP.

“Britain deserves better so Labour will be holding the Tories to account in the coming months and we will be ready to offer ourselves as an alternative Government whenever the Conservatives face up to reality and call another general election.”

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