Tom Pursglove thanks his winning team in Corby after soaring to victory

Returning MP Tom Pursglove increased his majority in Corby to a huge 7,578.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:55 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:58 am
Corby MP Tom Pursglove increased his majority

The victorious Tory MP beat his nearest opponent Beth Miller by 33,410 votes to her 23,142. At the last election, Mr Pursglove's votes totalled 29,534.

It represents a swing to the Conservative party in Corby of six per cent.

Liberal Democrat Chris Stanbra polled 3,932.

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Second-placed Beth Miller

Both Mr Pursglove and Ms Miller turned up to the polls in the early hours of the morning, after it had become apparent that the Conservatives would increased their vote share around the country.

Following the declaration, Mr Pursglove - who hails from Wellingborough - said it was a privilege to have been re-elected. He said: "I'd like to thank my team for their sterling efforts.

"I didn't take anything for granted, It's an enormous privilege and I'm so grateful to represent the community I grew up in."

Beth Miller, who had been tipped to take the seat to the wire, thanked the 23,000 people who voted for her.

"We haven't trudged the streets for six weeks for nothing," she said. "We battled on because we still have faith that things can get better.

"The result is not good but it's reflective of the national picture. There's only so much we can try."

Turnout in Corby was 60,700 - 70.53 per cent which is two per cent less than at the 2017 election.