RESULT: Sir Alan Duncan retains Melton seat with increased majority

Sir Alan Duncan has been re - elected as Rutland and Melton MP for a sixth term with an increased majority.

Friday, 9th June 2017, 5:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:46 pm
Sir Alan Duncan

The Conservative candidate polled 36,169 votes on a night when the constituency turnout was up five per cent on 2015 to 73.42%.

Seconds after the result was announced by returning officer. Mayor of Melton, Councillor Tejpal Bains, Mr Duncan told the Melton Times: “I’m pleased to have been re - elected with a increase majority.

“Conservative support remains very strong in Rutland and Melton.”

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Labour made big gains with candidate Dr Heather Peto polling 13,065 votes to finish clear second from Liberal Democrat Ed Reynolds (4,711).

More to follow.