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Newark General Election candidates pledge to continue to put pressure on re-elected MP Robert Jenrick





Now that the election is over and Robert Jenrick has been re-elected as Newark’s MP, his rival candidates have promised that this isn’t the end and would continue to hold him to account

The Independent Adrian Amer told the Advertiser that he would continue to challenge the newly-re-elected MP.

“Although I won’t win this race, I will still be a Newark and Sherwood District Councillor,” he said.

Adrian Amer at the Newark election count.
Adrian Amer at the Newark election count.

“I will continue to do good work in that role, helping people with their every day problems and making a difference.

“And in that role I can continue to hold our MPs feet to the fire to make sure they are doing their best for our constituency and our people.”

Later on social media Mr Amer thanked his campaign team and all those that had voted for him.

He said: “Your intelligent, heart warming, supportive thoughts and actions make me feel truly proud of you all.

“I am humbled by your dedication and support of me, but also for the true process of democracy in this country where anyone still has the right to stand up and be counted.”

Reform’s Robert Palmer claimed that his party — which won five seats nationally — was responsible for ‘putting Newark on a knife edge’.

Robert Palmer, Reform, at the Newark count.
Robert Palmer, Reform, at the Newark count.

He told the Advertiser: “We are taking votes away from the main parties and made what was once a safe Conservative area a marginal one.

“The big surprise was how much of the Labour vote we’ve taken.

“Reform has doubled in size over this election period. People want change.

“A lot of them are unhappy and they’ve turned to us — we know where our votes are.”

He also said that this was just the beginning for Reform, promising that they would return stronger.

In a closing statement after the result had been announced, he added: “By the next election we hope to take this seat and others — we are on the rise.”

The Liberal Democrat David Watts — who has stood as a General Election candidate five times — congratulated Robert Jenrick and jokingly wished him good luck with his leadership bid as rumours continue to swirl around who will replace Rishi Sunak as leader of the Tories following the Labour landslide at a national level.



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