General Election 2017: You’re a true blue in North Herts and South Cambs, but will you vote differently on June 8?
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All our area’s Conservative MPs had their biggest majorities yet in 2015, but will you back them again this year? Take part in our online poll to help us kick off the campaign.
As your community newspaper, the Crow will be keeping you up to date with all the General Election 2017 news, with rolling online polls over the next seven weeks to help us gauge how things might turn out.
Also please get in touch with your views on all the issues, parties and candidates by emailing email@example.com and putting General Election 2017 in the subject box.
The coming days will be a hive of activity as the parties announce their candidates and hit the road on the campaign trail.
You will be bombarded with leaflets and debates about national issues ranging from Brexit and immigration to the NHS and housing.
Keep checking back here and we’ll try to help you make sense of it all.
And remember, we want to hear from you whatever your views and regardless of who you support.
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The Crow team.
For now, here’s a reminder of how you voted last time round.
North East Hertfordshire:
In North East Hertfordshire. Conservative Sir Oliver Heald has held the seat since its creation in 1997, and won with a majority of 19,080 two years ago – his largest majority yet.
Sir Oliver was previously MP for the former North Hertfordshire constituency from 1992.
William Compton, UKIP – 6,728
SIR OLIVER HEALD, Con – 28,949
Joe Jordan, Lib Dem – 3,952
Mario May, Green – 2,789
Chris York, Lab – 9,869
Turnout: 70.7 per cent
South Cambridgeshire stayed Conservative in 2015, with Heidi Allen taking over the seat from the outgoing Andrew Lansley.
The new MP won with a huge majority of 20,594. Previous MP Andrew Lansley had a majority of 7,838 over the Lib Dems whose votes tally more than halved in 2015.
HEIDI ALLEN, Con - 31,454
Dan Greef, Lab - 10,860
Sebastian Kindersley, Lib Dems - 9,368
Marion Mason, UKIP - 6,010
Simon Saggers, Green - 3,848
Turnout: 73.37 per cent