GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Conservatives sweep to victory in Northamptonshire in triumphant night at the polls

Conservative MPs across the county held on to their seats at last night's general election - with big increases in their majorities.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 6:20 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 6:21 am
Tom Pursglove was the winner in Corby

The first result of the night was in Kettering where ardent Brexiteer Philip Hollobone won his fifth term with an increased majority. With a whopping 29,787 votes, Mr Hollobone increased his majority over his nearest rival by more than 6,000 votes.

In neighbouring Wellingborough, Peter Bone also increased his majority, winning 32,277 votes in a complete demolition of his opponents.

In what had previously been a close seat, Corby and East Northants, Labour had run a dogged campaign in the hope their candidate Beth Miller would be elected. But Tom Pursglove won his third victory with a six per cent swing.

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In Northampton South, Andrew Lewer retained his seat.]

Northampton North MP Michael Ellis saw off his nearest opponent Sally Keeble with a greatly-increased majorityChris Heaton Harris also emerged victorious in Daventry, winning by nearly 26,000 votes.

South Northamptonshire are still to declare but incumbent MP Andrea Leadsom is expected to retain her seat.