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Julie Marson is new MP

Friday 13 December 2019

Conservatives have held the seat of Hertford & Stortford, with Julie Marson being elected to replace Mark Prisk.

Despite a reduced share of the vote, Ms.Marson polled 33,712 votes - 56.1% of the poll, with Labour's Chris Vince coming in second with 14,092 votes (23.4%). Chris Lucas for the Liberal Democrats increased their share of the vote by 6.2% with 8,596 votes.

Posting on Twitter, M.Marson said: "Thank you so much to the people of Hertford and Stortford for placing your trust in me. I will be your voice in Parliament and put you at the heart of everything I do."

Former constituency MP Mark Prisk announced in September that he would not be standing for re-election after 18 years.

The full results from yesterday's poll are shown below.

Name Party Votes Share Change
Julie Marson Conservative 33712 56.1% -4.2%
Chris Vince Labour 14092 23.4% -5.1%
Chris Lucas Liberal Democrat 8596 14.3% +6.2%
Lucy Downes Green 2705 4.5% +1.5%
Alistair Lindsay UKIP 681 1.1 +1.1
Brian Percival Independent 308 0.5% +0.5%

Turnout was 73.76% and the number of rejected ballots was 229.


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