North East Beds stays Tory with hugely increased majority

Alistair Burt easily retained his North East Beds seat for the Conservatives with a massively increased majority of over 17,000. Mr Burt polled 30,900 votes with Mike Pitt of the Lib Dems in second spot with 12,047. Labour came third with 8,957, UKIP four

Alistair Burt easily retained his North East Beds seat for the Conservatives with a massively increased majority of over 17,000.

Mr Burt polled 30,900 votes with Mike Pitt of the Lib Dems in second spot with 12,047. Labour came third with 8,957, UKIP fourth with 2,294 and the BNP candidate with 1,265.

"I am very pleased to have retained my seat with such a large majority which reflects what people of North East Bedfordshire feel about the Conservative party," said Mr Burt talking to the Comet as he left the polling station in Bedford to return home.

"It was very satisfying and I am looking forward to returning to Westminster to represent my constituents. There is a lot of hard work to do."


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Lib Dem Mike Pitt said: "I congratulate Mr Burt but it was a very pleasing result for the Liberal Democrats and it shows the Liberal Democrats are on the rise in North East Bedfordshire.

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