Conservatives win High Peak as LibDem vote collapses

The Conservative candidate Andrew Bingham, has won the High Peak parliamentary election, increasing his share of the vote from 41% in 2010 to 45% yesterday. The results are


Conservative 22836
Labour 17942
Green 1811
UKIP 5811
Liberal Democrats 2389

 Turnout was 69.3%, slightly down from 69.9% in 2010. The Liberal Democrat vote plummeted from 22% to just 5%, whilst UKIP increase their share from 3% to 11% and the Green Party increased theirs from 2% to 4%.

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