General Election 2017: Esther McVey wins Tatton seat

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Esther McVey, the former Employment Minister, has been elected as the new MP for Tatton with 58.6% of the vote and an overall majority of 14,787. The turnout was 72.4% in what is historically a Tory stronghold.

Speaking ahead of her win the former MP for Wirral West, who lost her seat in the 2015 General Election, said she would be honoured to represent Tatton and vowed to work hard in Westminster to be a strong local voice on the issues that matter to local people.

Esther said "My priorities are be to ensure young people in Tatton get the best start in life. I will also be a champion for local businesses across the constituency and fight to ensure the protection of our beautiful countryside."

Esther McVey was up against Independent candidate Quentin Abel, Green Party candidate Nigel Hennerley, Labour candidate Sam Rushworth and Liberal Democrat candidate Gareth Wilson.

2017 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

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

Candidate                                                  Votes          % share

Esther McVey – Conservative Party          28,764          58.6%

Sam Rushworth – Labour Party                13,977          28.5%

Gareth Wilson – Liberal Democrat Party   4,431             9%

Nigel Hennerley – Green Party                  1,024            2.1%

Quentin Abel – Independent                       920              1.9%

Esther McVey replaces George Osborne who announced in April that he was quitting as MP for Tatton after being appointed editor of the Evening Standard. He was elected in June 2001, replacing Martin Bell to become the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.

Updated: Monday 12th June

Esther told "It's a great honour to be elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton and I'm grateful that people have put their trust in me to represent them in Parliament. I will be a hard working constituency MP playing an active role in the local community."

Results for 2015 General Election

Candidate                        Party                          2015 Result

Stuart Hutton UK             Independence Party      4,871

George Osborne             Conservative                26,552

David Pinto-Duschinsky   Labour                         8,311

Tina Rothery                    Green Party                  1,714

Gareth Wilson                  Liberal Democrat          3,850

Results for 2010 General Election

Candidate                         Party                                       2015 Result
Sarah Flannery                 Independent                                  2243

Michael Gibson                The True English (Poetry) Party     298

Richard Jackson               Labour                                           7803

David Lomax                     Liberal Democrat                         10,200

George Osborne               Conservative                                24,687

Esther McVey, General Election 2017


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David Hadfield
Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 8:10 am
Well Done Esther McVey, with even more Tory votes than in the last two previous Elections.
George Osborne must be spitting feathers with his decision to leave politics as he would now be in an enviable position to be elected as Prime Minister once Theresa May is dumped due to her lacklustre and pathetic performance during last week's General Election
Duncan Herald
Friday 16th June 2017 at 6:42 pm
Many congrats to Esther.
She 'worked her socks off' for the election.
Since the election, Esther has been seen round and about in the constituancy; just what we want from our M.P.