General Election 2019: Esther McVey retains Tatton seat with increased majority

Esther in House 4

Esther McVey has been re-elected as the MP for Tatton with 57.75% of the vote and an increased majority.

Ms McVey took the Tatton seat an overall majority of 17,387, which was 2,900 more than on 2017.

The turnout was 71.21% in what is historically a Tory stronghold.

Tatton MP Esther McVey said: "I am delighted the people of Tatton put their faith in me once again to represent them, which I hope they know I will do to the very best of my abilities.

"Having ensured Cheshire schools and policing got extra funding, I want to ensure the extra money works for Tatton. I campaigned successfully for a full review of HS2 and will continue to work with locally affected residents. Good local transport is vital and that is why I will be pushing for a better transport services, local bus services are crucial as a reduction in buses disproportionately affects the most vulnerable. We also need more reliable local trains with the promised second train an hour from Northwich to Manchester and we need to improve our local roads – ensuring we get our fair share of the money allocated nationally to repair potholes.

Ms McVey added "Many people did not want a General Election and it was a difficult campaign for everyone working really hard in winter months but Parliament was in deadlock, we were not moving forward and speaking to people across the constituency they knew we had to get past this impasse, so we could unlock Britain's potential and deliver on crucial domestic policies which matter to everyone and their families.

"We need to deliver on the biggest ever democratic vote of our time but we have to remember while 52 per cent of people voted for Brexit, 48 per cent did not and we have to ensure the deal is best for the UK.

"I have been in the Cabinet as a Secretary of State before, and I always come back home here. I live here with my family. I understand my foundations are Tatton, I'm housing minister now and attend Cabinet now, but I'm always back here for my surgeries to meet with people, to hear what's going on, on the ground, and work with people, and first and foresmost I am the MP for Tatton and I will never take it for granted.

"My team has been fantastic, organising, helping, knocking on doors, stuffing envelopes.

"But more than anything once you've got a really happy, vibrant team and people wanting to join your team you know you're doing the right thing.

"They are all amazing, it's a real spread of people and they've just done so much."

Esther McVey was up against Nigel Robert Hennerley (Green Party), Jonathan Paul Smith (Liberal Democrat and James Martin Owain Weinberg, (Labour Party).

2019 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

Conservative Majority 17,387 - 57.75%, Turnout 48,967 - 71.21%                              

  • Nigel Robert Hennerley, Green Party                  2,088 votes, 4.26% share
  • Esther McVey, The Conservative Party.              28,277 votes, 57.75% share
  • Jonathan Paul Smith, Liberal Democrat              7,712 votes, 15.75% share
  • James Martin Owain Weinberg, Labour Party     10,890 votes, 22.24% share

2017 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

Conservative Majority 14,487 - 58.6%, Turnout 48,092 - 72.4%

  • Esther McVey – Conservative Party                     28,764 votes, 58.6% share
  • Sam Rushworth – Labour Party                           13,977 votes, 28.5% share
  • Gareth Wilson – Liberal Democrat Party              4,431 votes, 9% share
  • Nigel Hennerley – Green Party                            1,024 votes, 2.1% share
  • Quentin Abel – Independent                                 920 votes, 1.9% share

2015 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

  • Stuart Hutton UK Independence Party                 4,871 votes
  • George Osborne Conservative                            26,552 votes
  • David Pinto-Duschinsky Labour                           8,311 votes
  • Tina Rothery Green Party                                    1,714 votes
  • Gareth Wilson Liberal Democrat                          3,850 votes

2010 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

  • Sarah Flannery Independent                               2243 votes
  • Michael Gibson The True English (Poetry) Party 298 votes
  • Richard Jackson Labour                                      7803 votes
  • David Lomax Liberal Democrat                           10,200 votes
  • George Osborne Conservative                            24,687 votes
General Election 2019


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Kristina Hulme
Friday 13th December 2019 at 9:13 pm
Just wondering what is happening to our local bus links the 130 finishing on the 20th Jan. Didn’t hear about that at the Hustings in AE.
Historically Stagecoaches had a route on London Road in the 1800’s I believe!
Duncan Herald
Sunday 15th December 2019 at 8:51 am
Boris is promising new roads and more buses.
Whoever in Cheshire East is responsible needs to 'chase' some of that money for buses and needs to get stuck in quickly?
Paul Williams
Sunday 15th December 2019 at 8:34 pm
And Johnson never lies, does he?
Duncan Herald
Monday 16th December 2019 at 9:19 am
Hi Paul,

1. why not give the new Government a fair crack of the whip?
2 why not encourage your local representatives to seek a share of any new roads etc.? If
you don't ask, you don't get?
Tony Haluradivth
Monday 16th December 2019 at 11:23 am
Paul Williams we may have voted holding our noses but we have certainly have dodged a bullet as a country. Comrade Corbyn would have reduced the UK to level of Venezuela within 5 years. Also as a Jew I found the levels of anti Semitism emanating from some really nasty and dangerous folk in Momentum to be really quite scary. I have never felt unsafe or unwelcome in this wonderful country but would have been very worried if we had woken up to a Corbyn administration last Friday
Paul Williams
Monday 16th December 2019 at 11:48 pm
A fair crack of the whip?

This is not a new government.
It's just a more extreme version of the previous Tory ones that Johnson and McVey were a part of.

Nine years of Conservative austerity resulting in misery to millions of the poor and less fortunate in society.
Universal credit causing severe hardship.
Increase in foodbanks and homelessness.

Just a few of the things that McVey and Johnson should accept responsibility for.

I am genuinely pleased that you feel safe and welcome in this country.
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for other people because of Johnson.
Muslims, LGBT, female MPs have all come out against his lies, racism, homophobia and general hate speech.

No wonder the far right are on the rise.

So don't expect me to be singing his praises anytime soon.

Peace to all.
Vin Sumner
Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 1:04 pm
Boris is promising ...... enough said
Tony Haluradivth
Friday 20th December 2019 at 7:46 am
Sour grapes ...I would NOT call the Conservative party and it's MANY voters far Right. Further Corbyn presided over and did nothing about scum in Momentum who sent death threats to Jewish female MPs like Luciana Berger and voters quite rightly saw through the many lies told bt the Labour party. As I said this Country has dodged a bullet as an out of control Corbyn would have commenced his "rule" over this country acting like Maduro and in 10 years would be a British Pol Pot
Paul Williams
Friday 20th December 2019 at 11:36 pm
I didn't say the Conservative Party was far right. Maybe that's just your subconscious telling you that.

However, when the far right see and hear the Prime Minister using the language he does, it only encourages them that it is okay.

The difference between the two party leaders is that one has failed to adequately deal with other's antisemitism in his party and one is lying, homophobic and racist.

Sour grapes?
I just worry about those less fortunate, cast aside by nine years of Tory government.

I do agree that Corbyn is not a good leader.
Duncan Herald
Saturday 21st December 2019 at 9:52 am
you did write 'extreme', which in this context is surely much the same as 'far right' ?