Frodsham’s Mike Amesbury clings on to Weaver Vale

FRODSHAM’S Mike Amesbury clung on to Weaver Vale for Labour on a night that ended disastrously for the party. 
The sitting MP fought off the challenge of Conservative Adam Wordsworth – also a Frodsham man – but with a vastly reduced majority of just 562.
Labour took 44.9 per cent of the vote and the Tories 43.5 per cent.
The candidates, in alphabetical order, were:
Amesbury, Mike (Labour) 22,772
Bowers, Paul Richard (Green Party) 1,051
Goulding, Nicholas (Brexit Party) 1,380
Parker, Daniela (Liberal Democrats) 3,300
Wordsworth, Adam (Conservative) 22,210.
There was a 71.9 per cent turnout across the constituency.
Nationally it was a triumph for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives as they chalked up a big overall majority.
But they were disappointed locally – particularly as the BBC/ITV/Sky News Exit Poll, announced immediately after the pollng stations had closed, predicted the Tories would
take Weaver Vale.
But with the results clearly reflecting Brexit as well as the unpopularity of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Wordsworth – a former police officer and former member of
Frodsham Town Council – must have been left reflecting on what might have been had there been no Brexit Party candidate in Weaver Vale.
In the EU Referendum, Weaver Vale voted narrowly to Leave – 50.55 per cent to 49.45 per cent.

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