ELECTION: Penny Mordaunt holds Portsmouth North

CONSERVATIVES have managed to retain their grip of power in Portsmouth North amid a resurgent Labour Party.

Friday, 9th June 2017, 4:40 am
Updated Friday, 9th June 2017, 5:00 am
MICHAEL GOVE MRW 22/6/2016 Penny Mordaunt MP visited The News at 1000 Lakeside in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning hosted by Mark Waldron, Editor of The News Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160622-1707) Professional Photographer Mobile: 07802 217 569 E: [email protected] PPP-170315-112837001

Tory Penny Mordaunt has once again been re-elected to the seat – her third election victory in the city’s northern quarter.

She stromed to victory gaining 25,860 votes. Labour’s Rumal Khan came in second with 15,801 votes.

Ms Mordaunt said: ‘This is a critical parliamentary term and a critical five years and I am absolutely determined to ensure that our city and everyone of its citizens, and our country gets what it needs to thrive from Brexit.’

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Results:

Mike Fitzgerald (Ukip): 1,926

Ken Hawkins (Green Party): 791

Joe Jenkins (Libertarian Party): 130

Rumal Khan (Labour): 15,801

Penny Mordaunt (Conservative): 25,860

Darren Sanders (Liberal Democrat): 2,608