Election 2017: Conservative Sir Oliver Heald holds North East Herts with comfortable majority

PUBLISHED: 02:57 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 04:48 09 June 2017

Sir Oliver Heald has retained North East Hertfordshire for the Conservatives. Picture: JP Asher

Sir Oliver Heald has retained North East Hertfordshire for the Conservatives. Picture: JP Asher

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Conservative Sir Oliver Heald has been re-elected as the MP for North East Hertfordshire.

The incumbent MP recorded a comfortable victory, but his majority was reduced by just over 2,000 votes as Labour’s Doug Swanney received 15,752 votes.

In his victory speech Sir Oliver, who polled 32,587 votes, thanked all those involved in the running of the election, the police for keeping this country safe and his team of supporters – with a special tribute to his wife Christine.

He added: “I just wanted to say it is always a great honour and a priviledge to be elected to this constituency.”

Sir Oliver Heald (Con): 32,587 ELECTED

Tim Lee (Green): 2,965

Nicky Shepard (Lib Dem): 4,276

Doug Swanney (Lab): 15,752

Turnout 73.41%

Majority: 16835 (was 19080)

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