Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority
Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.
The 38 year old, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, retained the seat he won two years ago increasing his majority to 17,063, a 13.9 per cent increase on 2015.
The result was declared at 2.40am at Newmarket Leisure Centre and Mr Hancock said he was “honoured to be re-elected as MP for West Suffolk.” He pledged to continue his campaign to get a cinema for Newmarket. Labour’s Michael Jefferys who finished second thanked everyone for their support and said the Labour Party nationally had put up a very positive campaign.
West Suffolk results:
Donald Allwright (Green Party) 935
Julian Flood (UKIP) 2396
Matt Hancock (Conservative) 31,649
Michael Jefferys (Labour Party) 14,586
Elfreda Tealby-Watson (Liberal Democrat) 2,180
Turnout: 67 per cent