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General election 2017 results in Wyre and Preston North

Posted on - 9th June, 2017 - 3:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, News, Politics
Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace

Wyre and Preston North has elected its new MP and it is Ben Wallace.

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Conservatives hold the seat and have a majority of 14,151 votes from the 2015 election.

Ben Wallace has been the area’s MP since 2010 when it was created.

Wallace has been tipped for a cabinet position if the Conservatives regain power – although that now looks up in the air.

Michelle Heaton-Bentley – Labour – 18,438 votes
Ruth Norbury – Green Party – 973 votes
John James Potter – Liberal Democrats – 2,551 votes
Ben Wallace – Conservatives – 30,684 votes

Read more: Live updates and reaction from the General Election 2017

Turnout in the general election was 72.97 per cent.

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