Dr Liam Fox re-elected as North Somerset MP
PUBLISHED: 04:40 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 07:00 09 June 2017
North Somerset has re-elected Dr Liam Fox as its MP following the General Election.
The Conservative Party candidate is entering a seventh term as the constituency’s MP.
Dr Fox received 33,605 votes – about 2,000 more than in 2015.
However, his majority was cut with Labour’s Greg Chambers receiving 16,502 votes.
Liberal Democrats’ Richard Foord came third (5,982 votes), Donald Davies as an independent candidate was fourth (3,929) and Charley Pattison of the Green Party got 1,976.
Dr Fox thanked the North Somerset electorate for choosing him to serve a seventh term. He said he was ‘humbled’.
He went on in his acceptance speech to say there had been a large number of ‘unusual results’ across the UK.
He said: “Whoever leads and forms this Government will face some very big challenges.”
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