General Election 2019: Winning reaction from Newark and Bingham MP Robert Jenrick
Re-elected Newark MP Robert Jenrick said the Conservative majority in Parliament gave the opportunity to do so much good for the country.
Speaking after securing a 21,816 majority, Mr Jenrick said: "For me, this the most fantastic job to do and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to continue to represent the area for the next five years and to do so in a Conservative majority government.
"I truly believe that gives us the opportunity to do so much good for this country — to get Brexit done, to honour the outcome of the referendum result that was the overwhelming choice of people in this area in 2016 and which too many politicians across the country chose to ignore — at their cost.
"We are going to get Brexit done and we are going to move on with the life of the country.
"We are going to invest more in education, in the health service, in our infrastructure, in the police and are going to make sure 2020 is a year of prosperity and growth and opportunity for this country.
"Thank you to all of the people who voted for me. As ever, a Member of Parliament is elected to represent the whole of this constituency — all 75,000 people — regardless of how you voted and so I hope that I can continue to work, continue to support local people, and to continue to deserve and earn the trust of those who have voted for me and those who might do in the future."
The Newark result in full:
Robert Jenrick (Conservative) 34,660 (63.6%)
James Baggaley (Labour) 12, 844 (23.5%)
David Watts (Lib Dem) 5,308 (9.7%)
Jay Henderson (Green) 1,950 (3.6%)
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