General Election 2024: Esther McVey retains Tatton seat but with reduced majority


Esther McVey ((The Conservative Party) has been re-elected as the MP for Tatton with 38% of the vote.

Ms McVey took the Tatton seat an overall majority of just 1,136, down from 17,387 in 2019, in what is historically a Tory stronghold

Result of the 4 July 2024 General Election: Tatton constituency

  • Nigel Robert Hennerley, Green Party 2,571 votes, 4.95% share
  • Ryan Bernard Jude, Labour Party, 18,820 votes, 36.26% share
  • Esther Louise McVey, The Conservative Party, 19,956 votes, 38.44% share
  • Jonathan Smith, Liberal Democrat, 4,614, 8.89% share
  • Oliver George Speakman, Reform UK, 5,948 votes, 11.46% share

The turnout was 51,909 - 68.59%. Rejected Ballots: 198

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

Prior to the election Esther McVey said her priorities for Tatton are:

  • To continue to fight against HS2. Labour and Andy Burnham want to reintroduce it, putting all our years of hard work at risk. The money saved from HS2 will be spent on local transport infrastructure, resurfacing roads, filling potholes, and repairing pavements. I want to see that money now spent wisely in Tatton and will lobby for that to happen.
  • Ensure we keep our world class education system and not fall down the international league tables which is what's happening in Labour run Wales, and with the VAT the Labour Party plan to put on private schools and the havoc that would inflict on all schools including SEN ones, I want to be a strong voice against that.
  • Support our local businesses - with inflation down to 2%, the U.K. moving up the global rankings, now 4th in the world for exports, and the U.K. having just over taken France for manufacturing - I want to continue supporting local and British businesses.
  • Support our local farmers. I led the debate in the House of Commons on food security and farming and promoting British food.
  • I want to protect our towns and villages from over-development. If re-elected I will keep holding councils to account over local planning issues. I regularly am contacted by constituents worried about planning applications, lack of planning enforcement or plans being passed without doctors, schools or road infrastructure to support them. It is vital that local residents' views should be listened to.
  • See the completion of the new medial centre in Knutsford after all the hard work already done with the local GPs, the ICB and Cheshire East Council.
  • Continue supporting our communities to get better broadband particularly in our rural villages.
  • See Handforth Station completed next year. Having worked with Friends of Handforth Station and Handforth Parish Council, I lobbied government and secured funding for the much needed lift at Handforth station.
  • I will continue to support local communities. I want to keep working with groups and residents as I believe in people power. We saw it very recently when the Labour-led Cheshire East Council wanted to close Knutsford Leisure Centre. I battled alongside local councillors and residents and the vital community asset was saved. I want to keep holding the councils to account and ensure no decisions are made that make no sense, are ill-conceived and negatively impact residents.
General Election 2024


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Neil Jennings
Friday 12th July 2024 at 7:57 pm
Absolutely useless!!

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