Conservative Sir Alan Haselhurst announced as winner in Saffron Walden constituency
THE Conservative s Sir Alan Haselhurst scored his ninth general election victory in a row as he emerged the winner once again of the Saffron Walden constituency. The 72-year-old – who has held the seat since a by-election in 1977 – polled 30,155 votes. Th
THE Conservative's Sir Alan Haselhurst scored his ninth general election victory in a row as he emerged the winner once again of the Saffron Walden constituency.
The 72-year-old - who has held the seat since a by-election in 1977 - polled 30,155 votes.
The Liberal Democrat's Peter Wilcock finished second with 14,930 votes.
Labour candidate Barbara Light was a long way behind in third (5288 votes), followed by UKIP, BNP and the Green Party candidates.
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Sir Alan Haselhurst (Conservative) - 30,155
Peter Wilcock (Liberal Democrats) - 14,930
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Barbara Light (Labour) - 5288
Chrisse Mitchell (BNP) - 1050
Roger Lord (UKIP) - 2228
Dr Reza Hossain (Green Party) - 725
The turn out was 71.7 per cent which represents an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2005, although that is somewhat skewed by a boundary change which significantly increased the size of the constituency.