Chelsea and Fulham election results in full: Conservative Greg Hands holds seat

Lucrece Grehoua
December 13 2019, 03.59

The Conservative party has secured their Chelsea and Fulham seat for a second time after their 2017 victory.

Conservative candidate Greg Hands won 23,345 votes, Liberal Democrats’ Nicola Horlick secured 12,104 while Labour’s Matt Uberoi gained 10,872.

Mr Hands who once represented Hammersmith and Fulham held his seat since 2005.

He said: “I’m delighted with the strong result in Chelsea and Fulham, and I’m overjoyed with the national result, I think it’s absolutely fantastic. We need to put it to good use and get on with running the country.”

He added: “I have always been clear that I will vote for the agreement that the Prime Minister has negotiated with the European Union.”

“Jeremy Corbyn would be a disaster for Chelsea and Fulham that’s clear. But I think it was also down to the fact that I had a good local track record – actually a great record of delivery and a promise of more.”

Liberal Democrat’s Nicola Horlick said: “The fear of Corbyn factor in a place like Chelsea and Fulham – there are lots of well-off people. It was just too much for people to bear. That in the end was more important to them than Brexit.”

Labour Party’s Mark Uberoi said: “I look forward to continuing as an elected Labour councillor in Fulham and serving my constituents.”

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