Conservatives Gain Leigh


Labour are defeated in Leigh, a constituency they held since 1922. James Grundy for the Conservatives won 21,266 votes or 45.3%. Joanne Platt, Labour, obtained 19,301 votes or a 41.1& share. The Brexit party gained 3,161 votes or 6.7% with Mark Clayton. Lastly, the Lib Dems won 2,252 or 4.8% of the vote which was a gain from the previous election.

Having been in Labour’s hands for 97 years, this is going to cost Labour as they will lose a secure seat. However, this will be a gain for the Conservatives as they will take votes that they never got in the previous elections.

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