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Tories Gain Lancaster and Morecambe - eventually.

Author: 
Chris Satori

The Conservative Party has gained the parliamentary seats of Lancaster & Fleetwood and Morecambe & Lunesdale with majorities over Labour of 333 and 866 votes respectively.
With the counts only beginning at 9am the following day the national election result had been called as a 'hung' parliament hours before the local results were in.

David Morris gained Morecambe & Lunesdale for the Conservatives with 18,035 votes, a 6.9% swing from Labour. Morecambe & Lunesdale had been held by Labour MP Geraldine Smith since 1997 when she took it from Conservative Mark Lennox Boyd in what had been a traditionally safe Tory seat.

Eric Ollerenshaw gained the new constituency Lancaster & Fleetwood for the Conservatives with 15,404 votes, a notional swing from Labour of 4.8%.

There was some consolation for Labour in the Skerton West by-election, which John Harrison held for Labour with a 43.7% majority.
 

LANCASTER & WYRENamePartyVotes%+/- %Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative15,40436.1+2.5Clive GrunshawLabour15,07135.3-7.1Stuart LanghornLiberal Democrat8,16719.1+3.5Gina DowdingGreen1,8884.4-1.4Fred McGladeUKIP1,0202.4-0.1Debra KentBNP9382.2+2.2Keith RileyIndependent2130.5+0.5 Majority3330.8  Turnout42,70161.1+1.6 MORECAMBE & LUNESDALEDavid MorrisConservative18,03541.5+4.2Geraldine SmithLabour17,16939.5-9.5Leslie JonesLiberal Democrat5,79113.3-0.3Mark KnightUKIP1,8434.2+4.2Chris CoatesGreen5981.4+1.4 Majority8662.0  Turnout43,43662.1+0.5

 

SKERTON WEST BY-ELECTION John Harrison Labour112743.7% Richard William RollinsConservative731      28.4%David William Blenkarn TaylorLib Dem        535         20.8%Paul AndrewsGreen1847.1% Turnout  



See full results at
http://www.virtual-lancaster.net/news/features/politics/10elections.htm

 

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