Conservative Nadine Dorries holds Mid Bedfordshire seat at 2019 General Election
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Conservative Nadine Dorries has comfortably held her Mid Bedfordshire seat, following the General Election.
Ms Dorries, who has been the MP since 2005, saw off competition from Lib Dem Rachel McGann, Green Party candidate Gareth Ellis, Ann Kelly from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, Labour's Rhiannon Meades and independent candidate Alan Victor to poll 59.8 per cent of the vote - 38,692.
Her vote share has reduced by 1.9 per cent, but Ms Meades in second place saw Labour's share of the vote fall by more - by 6.8 per cent - as Liberal Democrat Rachel McGann saw an increase of 6.6 per cent.
Acting returning officer, Richard Carr, chief executive for Central Bedfordshire Council which oversaw the count, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped administer these elections, which is a huge endeavour involving a small army of people before polling day through to the count and declaration of the results."
The Mid Bedfordshire General Election result in full is as follows:
Nadine Dorries, Conservatives - 38,692 (elected)
Gareth Ellis, Green - 2,478
- 1 Driver arrested as Audi crashes into parked vehicles in Hitchin
- 2 Car crashes with pedestrian on A602 Stevenage Road
- 3 Five teenagers arrested following 'violent disorder' in Stevenage
- 4 7 of the most beautiful churches in Hertfordshire
- 5 Plans approved for former Stevenage bus station site
- 6 A1(M) closed in both directions near Letchworth
- 7 Mental health crisis café to open in Stevenage
- 8 Plans for second multi-storey car park at Stevenage's Lister Hospital to help 'better meet demand'
- 9 Award-winning Hitchin nursery celebrates bumper year for staff
- 10 Three arrested after cannabis, cash and phones seized
Ann Kelly, Official Monster Raving Loony Party - 536
Rachel McGann, Liberal Democrats - 8,171
Rhiannon Meades, Labour - 14,028
Alan Victor, Independent - 812
Turnout: 74 per cent