Esther McVey, the former Employment Minister, has been elected as the new MP for Tatton with 58.6% of the vote and an overall majority of 14,787. The turnout was 72.4% in what is historically a Tory stronghold.

Speaking ahead of her win the former MP for Wirral West, who lost her seat in the 2015 General Election, said she would be honoured to represent Tatton and vowed to work hard in Westminster to be a strong local voice on the issues that matter to local people.

Esther said “My priorities are be to ensure young people in Tatton get the best start in life. I will also be a champion for local businesses across the constituency and fight to ensure the protection of our beautiful countryside.”

Esther McVey was up against Independent candidate Quentin Abel, Green Party candidate Nigel Hennerley, Labour candidate Sam Rushworth and Liberal Democrat candidate Gareth Wilson.
2017 General Election Results: Tatton constituency

Conservative Majority 14,487 – 58.6%, Turnout 48,092 – 72.4%

Candidate                                                  Votes          % share
Esther McVey – Conservative Party          28,764          58.6%
Sam Rushworth – Labour Party                13,977          28.5%
Gareth Wilson – Liberal Democrat Party   4,431             9%
Nigel Hennerley – Green Party                  1,024            2.1%
Quentin Abel – Independent                       920              1.9%

Esther McVey replaces George Osborne who announced in April that he was quitting as MP for Tatton after being appointed editor of the Evening Standard. He was elected in June 2001, replacing Martin Bell to become the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.

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