Reigate result: Crispin Blunt re-elected, with Labour second

 

Photo by skeeze via Pixabay

 

Conservative Crispin Blunt was re-elected as the MP for Reigate at the General Election.

This is his sixth General Election victory, having first been elected for Reigate 20 years ago, in 1997.

The runner-up in Thursday’s vote was Labour’s Toby Brampton.   Labour last had second place in 2001: since then the party has been behind the Lib Dems or, in 2015, UKIP.

But this time UKIP dropped from second to fifth, meaning Labour moved up followed by the Lib Dems and then the Greens.

The list of candidates was the same as at the 2015 election, except for Toby Brampton.

General Election 2017 - Reigate
Name Party Votes Share Party change v. 2015
Crispin Blunt CON 30,896 57.4% + 0.6
Toby Brampton LAB 13,282 24.7% + 11.9
Anna Tarrant LDEM 5,889 10.9% + 0.5
Jonathan Essex GRN 2,214 4.1% – 2.6
Joseph Fox UKIP 1,542 2.9% -10.4
Turnout: 72.1%

The Reigate constituency is made up of the borough of Reigate and Banstead, less Nork and Tattenham wards (which are in Epsom & Ewell constituency) and Horley Central, Horley East and Horley West wards (which are in the East Surrey constituency).

 

Links

Surrey Mirror article with pictures from the count.

Reigate & Banstead webpage on the election

Wikipedia page on the Reigate constituency

 

Edited 10 June 2017

Image credit: photo by Skeeze via Pixabay

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