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Conservatives retain South West constituency GLA seat while Lib Dems double their vote share

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The Conservative social gathering retained its 21-year maintain of the London Assembly South West constituency seat profitable 69,212 votes, while the Liberal Democrats practically doubled their 2016 general efficiency.

Nick Rogers will probably be taking up from Tony Arbour, who had held the seat for the reason that first GLA election in 2000.

Rogers stated: “This is absolutely the honour of my life to be elected because the Conservative meeting member for South West London.

“I’d prefer to thank my fellow candidates, you’re all noble public servants.

“I additionally need to thank Tony Arbour, my predecessor, who has honourably served South West London for 21 years and is now going right into a well-deserved retirement.”

The Conservative vote share was trimmed by 7.54 share factors, having gained 31.93% of the vote compared to the 39.47% obtained by Arbour 5 years in the past.

Rogers concluded: “Very importantly I have to thank my husband Liam who has been my rock, he’s been my chief advisor, he’s been my confessor, my shoulder to cry on.

“He’s introduced me these all vital post-campaigning gin and tonics, he’s been improbable, so thanks, Liam, I really like you a lot.”

The South West constituency covers the boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Kingston and Hounslow.

Gareth Roberts led the Liberal Democrats’s profitable efficiency, denting into the Tory majority and incomes 28.25% of the vote, 61,222 votes in whole, in comparison with 14.34% obtained in 2016.

Candice Atterton, the Labour candidate for the constituency, obtained 56,945 votes, 26.27% of the entire, in a blow to a candidate that was desperate to convey Labour illustration to the constituency on the Assembly for the primary time.

The turnout within the South West constituency was 47%.