GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Corby

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 
Tom Pursglove and Beth Miller 
Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-034657009
General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Tom Pursglove and Beth Miller Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-034657009
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The votes have been cast, the counting has begun at Lodge Park Sports Centre in Corby.

This year’s turnout in the constituency is an impressive 72.38 per cent - 60,093 ballots were cast out of an electorate of 83,020.

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-010251009

Speaking during tonight’s count, Labour’s candidate Beth Miller said: “It’s going to be really close here and it’s difficult to tell how it’s going to go.

“The news nationally is really good so far. We’ve campaigned well nationally and locally and couldn’t have predicted this 20 weeks ago.

“I’m not one to trust the exit polls too much but the news earlier was good, although it’s difficult to tell how accurate they will be in a marginal seat like this.”

The constituency turned blue in 2015 with the election of Conservative MP Tom Pursglove, who defeated Labour’s Andy Sawford by about 2,400 votes.

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-014256009

The seat had, of course, only changed hands about three years previously, in a by-election triggered when the Conservative MP Louise Mensch stepped down.

The candidates in the Corby seat are Beth Miller (Lab), Tom Pursglove (Con), Steven Scrutton (Green), Chris Stanbra (Lib Dem), and Sam Watts (UKIP).

However, the Green candidate, Steven Scrutton, announced last week that they were to suspend campaigning in the seat - the party won more than 1,300 votes at the 2015 election.

Additionally, in the last few minutes UKIP candidate Sam Watts has announced he has resigned from the party.

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-014231009

His statement says: “It is with regret that I officially declare that I have resigned from the UK Independence Party with immediate effect.

“My reason is simply that I feel my personal beliefs are not in tune with some personal views expressed by senior officials within the Party.

“I would like to stress that my decision is not related to local matters and I have the greatest respect for those that remain members of the Kettering UKIP branch.

“I thank all those that have supported me since joining UKIP in February 2015. I will continue to work for the people of Burton Latimer in my role as an Independent Town Councillor.”

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 
Peter Bone MP with Tom Pursglove (Cons)
Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-034710009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Peter Bone MP with Tom Pursglove (Cons) Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-034710009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-024131009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 
Tom Pursglove at the count 
Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-030939009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Tom Pursglove at the count Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-030939009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 
Tom Pursglove (Con) with LIb Dem candidate Chris Stanbra
Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-024156009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Tom Pursglove (Con) with LIb Dem candidate Chris Stanbra Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-024156009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-023730009

General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. 

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General Election: Corby: Election Count, Lodge Park Sports Centre. Friday June 9th 2017 NNL-170906-023654009