East Riding Election 2015

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Published: Friday 8th May 2015 by KCFM

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In the East Riding, the Conservative candidates had huge support.

Andrew Percy has retained his place as Brigg and Goole’s MP with a majority of over 11,000 votes. His total votes were 22,946.

Speaking to KCFM, Andrew said it’s been a great result:

“I’m just really privileged and really humbled and honoured to have been re-elected by my constituents with not only more votes, but a massively increased majority, and there were votes coming in from across the whole constituency everywhere. I’m just so honoured to have been re-elected.

“We’re back down to parliament next week to see how things have formed with the Government, but especially for me it’s just to continue the job I’ve been doing for the past five years as an independently minded MP; somebody who I hope my constituency [views as someone who] focuses on local issues ahead of everything else and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

“Nationally is just securing the recovery, securing the economy, and hoping for the best in getting jobs created and all the rest of it.”

Beverley and Holderness will keep hold of Conservative’s Graham Stuart as their MP with 25,363 votes in total.

David Davis also keeps hold of his place for Haltemprice and Howden with 26,414 votes.

Speaking to our KCFM reporter Emma Ford, David says there’s lots of hard work ahead:

“Clearly dramatic changes are happening today and our country will face some difficult challenges in the next five years. Hopefully everybody will rise to that occasion. But I want to finish just by saying a heart-felt thank you to my constituents, they’ve given me an increased majority, a vote of confidence I hope, which I’ll do everything in my power to earn in the years ahead.

“Very good result, much bigger majority and actually a significant increase in the share of the vote which is the most important thing. Majority can be affected by who comes second and that type of thing, but the share of the vote is important. 57% is a big vote of confidence.

“Day to day bread and butter work of looking after constituents whether it’s making sure a child gets properly treated or making sure somebody doesn’t lose their job, all that sort of stuff. It’s back to work as usual really.

“We’re going to have Europe as a dominating issue and we’re going to have the economy continuing to be a big issue, international affairs will be important and of course my traditional argument with the Government over liberty and justice.”

And Greg Knight has been re-elected as the member of parliament for East Yorkshire with 25,276 votes.

Turnout was good, with 68.7% for Haltemprice and Howden, 62% for East Yorkshire, and 65.39% for Beverley and Holderness.

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Published: Friday 8th May 2015 by KCFM

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