Conservative candidate Stephen Hammond has been re-elected as Wimbledon’s MP for a third term having won more than half the votes.
He was relatively untroubled by the other candidates collecting 52% of the votes in comparison to Labour candidate Andrew Judge’s 26%.
Mr Hammond said: “I’m delighted and this comes on the back of an unbelievable amount of hard work.
“Over the last five years a lot of difficult decisions have had to be made but here we are five years on with more and more people in a job having a chance to live their own lives.
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“I tried throughout this election to talk about policies not personalities, I’ve tried to talk about the politics of aspiration and opportunity and I genuinely believe we can create a land of opportunity for all.”
“I hope to see more and more people in Wimbledon in a job. I hope that those people have better rising standards.
“I have set out in all my literature a vision for Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden and Wimbledon village and those are the things I’m going to be pressing on with in the next five years.”
This result should come as no surprise to residents as Mr Hammond was the clear favourite to win the seat, having won 49.1% of the vote in the 2010 election.
Having won the seat from Labour in 2005, Mr Hammond was the Under-Secretary for Transport from 2012 to 2014 before being ousted during a cabinet reshuffle.
The Liberal Democrats have suffered most in comparison to 2010, dropping from 25% of the vote to 13%.
There was a marginal rise in the turnout of voters, going up from 72.33% to 73.75%.
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