General Election 2019: Winning reaction from Conservative Mark Spencer after retaining his Sherwood seat
THERE was no rest for Mark Spencer after retaining his Sherwood seat for the Conservatives.
Mr Spencer, who was Chief Whip in the last government, had to be in London by 10am today (Friday).
His victory was announced at Dukeries Leisure Centre at around 5am, giving him a 16,186 majority.
He said: "It has been a long night but it's been a good campaign and I'm glad we got over the line.
"I hope now we will be in a position to deliver the Brexit bill and try and get the second reading done before Christmas.
"It will be good now to start the Brexit process and focus on what people want us to deliver."
Speaking earlier in the night Labour's Jerry Hague, who polled 15,863 for second place, expressed concern for the country under a Conservative government.
He said: "They have a certain direction to go in and it isn't one that will benefit the people of Sherwood and the problems they have faced over the last nine years with austerity, the cuts to public services, benefits being restricted, the massive problems with housing, the lack of investment in the area, the lack of infrastructure.
"I can't see any of that changing under the current proposals from the Tory administration."
Full results from Sherwood:
Mark Spencer (Con) 32,049 (60.8%)
Jerry Hague (Lab) 15,863 (30.1%)
Timothy Ball (Lib Dem) 2,883 (5.5%)
Esther Cropper (Green) 1,214 (2.3%)
Simon Rood (Ind) 700 (1.3%)
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