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Graham Stuart re-elected as Beverley MP
Conservative Graham Stuart (pictured at the count at Beverley Leisure Centre) has been re-elected as MP for the Beverley and Holderness constituency with an increased majority. Mr Stuart polled 32,499 votes – a majority of 14,042 over Labour’s Johanna Boal, who polled 18,457.
The General Election result was announced shortly before 4am this (Friday) morning at Beverley Leisure Centre. It was the fourth time Mr Stuart had been elected and compared to 2015 his share of the vote increased by 10.2 per cent.
Liberal Democrat candidate Denis Healey finished a disappointing third with 2,808 votes; Lee Walton, of the Yorkshire Party came fourth with 1,158 votes and Richard Howarth, of the Green Party came fifth with 756 votes.
The 69.3% turnout was higher than the 65.39% recorded in 2015.
In 2015, Mr Stuart polled 25,363 votes compared to Labour’s Margaret Pinder, who came second with 13,160 votes.