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Preston general election results with new MP to be decided

Posted on - 4th July, 2024 - 10:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
Sir Mark Hendrick makes his victory speech Pic: Blog Preston

Preston’s new MP was decided in the early hours of Friday morning.

Ten candidates were standing in the constituency with all major parties represented and two noteworthy independent candidates.

A hustings event we hosted last month focused current state of Preston city centre, the conflict in Gaza and the location of the new Royal Preston Hospital – with the topics having been selected from suggestions made in advance by members of the audience.

Read more: Live updates from our constituencies

Mark Hendrick was the incumbent MP having been elected as far back as 2000.

The result in Preston is expected to be confirmed at 3.30am and this article will be updated when that happens – with the result eventually coming around 4.45am.

Watch the full result and Sir Mark Hendrick’s victory speech below or on Facebook

Candidates and results

Yousuf Mohamed Ibrahim Bhailok – Independent – 891

David Brooks – Alliance for Democracy and Freedom – 145

Neil Darby – Liberal Democrats – 3,195

James Elliot – Reform UK – 5,738

Trevor Michael Hart – Conservative and Unionist Party – 5,212

Mark Hendrick – Labour and Co-operative Party – 14,006 (elected)

Derek Killeen – UKIP – 124

Michael Lavalette – Independent – 8,715

Isabella Metcalf-Riener – Green Party – 1,751

Joseph O’Meachair – Rejoin EU – 216

Read more: See our full Preston election report and hear from Sir Mark Hendrick

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