Crispin Blunt re-elected for Reigate, but vote share down

Crispin Blunt speaking after his victory with L-R: Jonathan Essex (Green), Susan Gregory (Lab), Mayor Cllr Keith Foreman, John Vincent (Lib Dem). Julia Searle (UKIP) was also a candidate. (Photo: reigate.uk)

Conservative Crispin Blunt has been re-elected as MP for Reigate in the 2019 General Election, receiving slightly more than half of the votes.

The results were announced in the early hours of Friday morning at the Donyngs leisure centre in Redhill.

The Liberal Democrats and the Greens increased their share of the vote, at the expense of the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP.

Labour just managed to hang onto second place after a strong challenge by the Liberal Democrats, with only 35 votes separating the two parties.

All parties finished up in the same order as the 2017 General Election.

Turnout in the constituency was 72%, not significantly different from recent General Elections in Reigate which have all been around the 70% mark.

Results are below – further analysis including views of the candidates on the night will follow later (likely the weekend).

 

Reigate - General Election results 2019

NamePartyVotesShare %Change
Crispin
BLUNT
Con28,66553.9-3.5
Susan
GREGORY
Lab10,35519.5-5.2
John
VINCENT
Lib Dem10,32019.4+8.5
Jonathan
ESSEX
Green3,1696.0+1.8
Julia
SEARLE
UKIP6471.2-1.6
Turnout: 72%

 

The count (photo: reigate.uk)