GENERAL ELECTION 2015: Conservatives take all seven seats in Northamptonshire after winning last Labour stronghold

General Elections 2015 at The Royal and Derngate. NNL-150805-053033009
General Elections 2015 at The Royal and Derngate. NNL-150805-053033009
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The Conservatives took a clean sweep of Northamptonshire in the 2015 General Election in a night of high drama locally and nationally.

The Tories took all seven seats after Labour’s Andy Sawford was ousted as MP of Corby by the Conservative candidate Tom Pursglove.

General Elections 2015 at The Royal and Derngate. NNL-150805-052837009

General Elections 2015 at The Royal and Derngate. NNL-150805-052837009

The Conservatives held South Northamptonshire, Daventry, Northampton North, Northampton South, Kettering and Wellingborough with Labour losing the seat of Corby.

In the marginal seat of Northampton North, Michael Ellis retained his seat, defeating close rival Sally Keeble, representing Labour, as she tried to win back the seat she lost in 2010.

David Mackintosh took the seat of Northampton South, left vacant after the retirement of Brian Binley from politics. The former leader of Northampton Borough Council defeated his nearest rival, Kevin McKeever.

Meanwhile, the safe seats of South Northamptonshire, Daventry, Kettering and Wellingborough went to Andrea Leadsom, Chris Heaton-Harris, Philip Hollobone and Peter Bone respectively.