The 2005 General Election saw five political parties represented:
Hugo Swire – Conservatives won for his second term with 23, 075 votes. This was 46.9%.
The Liberal Democrat Tim Dumper came second with 15, 139 votes and 30.7%
Then Labour’s representative James Court had 7,598 votes and 15.4%
In fourth place was Colin McNamee of UKIP with 3,035 votes and 6.2%
Christopher Way (Independent) had the lowest votes with 400 and 0.8%
This year – the prospective parliamentary candidates are as follows:
Hugo Swire – Conservatives are going for a third term
Labour is putting forward Gareth Manson
There may still be more to be announced as the election is yet to be called. Please add your comments below.