VIDEO: John Penrose speaks out after gaining 2,000 more votes than in previous election

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:47 13 December 2019

John Penrose (Conservatives.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

John Penrose (Conservatives. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Archant

John Penrose is delighted after gaining 2,000 more votes after yesterday’s (Thursday) General Election success.

The Conservative MP was re-elected after receiving 31,983 votes in Weston, gaining more votes than he did in 2017.

Labour's Tim Taylor came in second place with 14,862 votes, while the Liberal Democrats' Patrick Keating received 6,935 and Suneil Basu from the Green Party received 1,834 votes, about 1,000 more than in 2017.

Mr Penrose, who has represented the constituency since 2005, said the vote was very important and it will set the tone for the country.

He said: "It feels amazing and I am honoured by the trust local people have given me.

"I am determined to be the best MP I can be for Weston, Worle and the villages."

There was a 67.4 per cent turn out in Weston-super-Mare in comparision with 2017 which had a turnout of 68.7 per cent.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury